Friday, 7 March 2014

Jeju Fire Festival

Once a year, a gigantic hill is set on fire on Jeju Island in the spring. The festival is intended to bring good fortune for the upcoming growing season. It all starts a few days before the actual fire; there are booths with carnival games and food, dancing presentations, and visitors can climb the hill that will be set on fire. On the night of the actual fire, there is a firework show preceding the lighting of the hill. About 30 individuals have torches to set the hill ablaze. The Jeju Fire Festival is one of those really special and unique things that I will always remember from our time in Korea.

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