SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A 10-meter-tall bundle of pine branches was set on fire on March 5 at Haeundae Beach in Busan, and 50,000 citizens gathered to see this spectacle, which was held as a moon-viewing event for Korea’s celebration of Daeboreum, the day of the first full moon of the year.
Although the crowd could not see the full moon with their naked eyes due to cloudy weather, they nonetheless enjoyed the show and each others’ company, praying for good luck in the new year.
Songdo Beach also attracted moon-viewers with the largest bonfire in Busan, a 30 meter-tall and 25 meter-wide inferno. A variety of traditional performances and rituals took place at Gwangalli Beach, including a ritual bonfire that was 18 meters tall.
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