This year, Daegu’s Lantern Festival was held near Duryu Park on Saturday April 30th.

It was extremely crowded.

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I thought I was never going to find my friends. But eventually I did. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, so it was nice to catch up.

Before the festivities got started, we walked around and took pictures.

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It began to get dark around 7:30 pm. That’s when people began to release their lanterns into the air.

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Brightly lit lanterns floating across the night sky with Daegu Tower standing in the background was such a beautiful sight.

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As dreamy as this looks, getting out of the arena was a nightmare. I’ve never been trapped in such a dense crowd of people. We were packed shoulder-to-shoulder. We all got separated, but managed to find each other again after exiting. That’s when the parade started.

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There were many different floats, but the dragons were my favorite.

If you can tolerate the crowds, I recommend attending this festival or others like it.