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Light Conversation In South Korea

One of the most popular festivals in South Korea, the Jinju Lantern Festival originates from the battles of Jinju Fortress, where militia members defended the city from Japanese invasion. During the battle, lanterns were used for military purposes, as well as a way to stay in touch with family members outside of the fortress. After the war, people continued the tradition of floating lanterns down the Nam River to commemorate [...]