Festival Information

Jinju Namgang Yudeung(Lantern) Festival

Autumn 2019-08-22
출처: 한국관광공사


Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns carrying personal wishes of the citizens along the Namgang River, and the parade of lanterns created by the students themselves. In addition, the festival features gaejesik (lighting of lanterns in remembrance of the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle veterans), an exhibition of the world’s traditional lanterns, and many more participatory cultural programs.


Main events
- Lighting ceremony
- Floating lanterns on the river
- Hanging wish-lantern
- Boat ride experience
- Korea Lantern Exhibition
- International Lantern Exhibition
- Original Lantern Exhibition
-「1592 Jinju Fortress」 Lantern Exhibition

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages


Take an intercity bus to Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal.
Exit the terminal towards the river.
Turn right, and walk for 5min to arrive at the festival site.