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Seoul Festival of Lights

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(The Seoul foundation for Arts and Culture. )

The Seoul foundation for Arts and Culture holds "2009 Seoul Festival of Lights" which is the biggest winter festival of Seoul.

It is held for 37 days from Dec.19th 2009 to Jan. 24th 2010.

Theme: De:Light of Seoul

Slogan: "Seoul, Delightful City"

Period: 12. 19(Sat)2009 ~1. 24(Sun)2010, 37 days

Venue: Gwanghwamun Square

Organization: Seoul Metropolitan Government/ Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

Events: Exbibition of Nam June Paik's "Fractal Turtleship", Large-scale Media Facade and Interactive Media Experience

Details: Site-specific programs that represent the history and significance of Gwanghwamun Square and neighboring major buildings(Storytelling of five-theme zones: History/Culture/Communication/Creation/Repose)

“Seoul, Delightful City”

In December 2009, Gwanghwamun Square transforms itself into the 'Square of Lights'.

The “2009 Seoul Festival of Lights” will be much more than just the artistic shaping of sparkling lights; it will be a jubilee bringing media art - the convergence of culture and technology - closer to our daily surroundings.

The festival consists of five themes of light: representing the symbolic significance of Gwanghwamun as the heart of Seoul's 600 year history and as the center of Korea; shows our cultural archetype; projects the present Seoul communicating via creativity and culture. imparts hopes for tomorrow through creation of new light that incorporates history, culture and communication. Lastly, emanates rest and composure for the season’s greetings.

The city of Seoul invites you to the fantastic world of lights.

Festival of Lights 2009-2010

Check out Seoul City

Seoul is the capital city of Republic of Korea, and it is the most popular travel spot in Korea.

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Jan 13, 2010
by: calypso

I'm enjoying this festival now in Seoul, Korea. It is awesome =) You can also participate interesting events (there are interactive media arts program). If you have chance to travel Seoul in winter, Seoul Festival of Lights will be another pleasure to you.

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