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Unread 09-25-2006, 11:20 PM
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Namgang river festival in Jinju Oct. 7 & 8

Come to Namgang river festival in Jinju (Gyeongsamnam province)!!
Its going to be beautiful, and i'll be there too

i'll be traveling from seoul to Jinju friday night or saturday morning -
whats your preference?

Here;s a post from the website!

International Yudeung Festival of Namgang Jinju

During the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, the General Gim, Si-min and 3,800 government troops flew pungdeungs(pungdeung: a lamp that was flown high with using the wind) and floated lamplights down the river with torches to signal the support forces, in the Jinjuseong Battle. Also, they used these lamps for a military purpose: to keep the Japanese invaders from crossing the river and to communicate with the soldiers' families who stayed outside the castle.

Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival (Yudeung: floating lamps down the river) was begun to commemorate the patriotic spirit of 70,000 militia corps and government troops who died for their country in the second Jinjuseong Battle(year of Gyesa, 1593) and to hand down the tradition of Yudeung. This festival had been held in Jinju for a long time, then in 1949, a present type of Yudeung festival was established and has been held annually since. In 2002, this festival was designated as the "specialized local festival" by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism to be run more fruitfully.

Duration : Oct. 3 ~ Oct. 10, every year
Main Events : Creative lamp making, Yudeung floating, Pungdeung flying, Wish lamp hanging, Lamp making Demonstration, Jinjuseong Battle Revival, International Lamp Show, Traditional Lamp Show
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Unread 09-26-2006, 08:44 AM
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That sounds like fun! I'd love to make my own lamp. I'd like to go, I'll see if I can get anyone else from here to go (we're in Daegu).
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Unread 09-26-2006, 10:19 AM
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Awesome! I've seen this festival on TV, but never knew where it was before. We will try and swing down from Daejeon. Thanks for the heads up mate!
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Unread 10-02-2006, 11:20 PM
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me and dee will be coming through too, maybe john. we get back from jeju on saturday morning in busan then we're driving in. might pick up one more in busan... don't know. send me a text and maybe we can all hook up saturday night??

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