Saying about the lantern, everyone always think to Hoian Lantern Festival. At the first time, one large-scale lantern festival organizes ever in Hanoi with the name Vietnam – Korea Giant Lantern Festival.
The first lantern festival
The event are taking place from December 3rd, 2016 to January 22nd, 2017 at Gamuda city urban area in Hanoi.
The Giant Lantern Festival
For Korea, the festival is an annual tradition in Seoul where for 70 days each year historical-subject lanterns go on exhibition throughout cities of the country. The Giant Lantern Festival that held in many developed countries such as UK, the US and Japan with the international scale has attracted millions of visitors annually. Not like the Hoian festival of lantern, the Giant Lantern festival is bigger and brings more activities during the festival time. For example, “The Run for children’s hearts” is one of the volunteer activities that held for festival occasion. It is expected to attract 15,000 participants, gain 2.5 billion VND to support heart surgery for children with congenital diseases.
Therefore , the Giant Lantern Festival is expected to welcome 10,000-50,000 visitors per day.
Source: Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) in Seoul. Photo by Korea.net/Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han), CC BY 2.0, fb Run for heart – Chạy vì trái tim 2016