Daeboreum: Korean First Full Moon Festival

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Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

Daeboreum is the Korean celebration of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. Burning grass along rice fields served to ward off pests and fertilize the fields. The tradition continued with urbanization, and now, during Daeboruem, large bonfires blaze throughout the country, even in the cities. Below are photographs from the Daeboreum celebration at Haeundae Beach in Busan, February 15, 2014.

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Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

daeboreum, busan photographer

Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

daeboreum, busan photographer

Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

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Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

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Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

daeboreum, busan photographer

Daeboreum: First full moon festival at Haeundae Beach, Busan, 2014. Ben Weller/ http://www.wellerpix.com

One comment

  1. Jason Teale · February 22, 2014

    That second last shot is my favourite! Well done!

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