Vivid colors embroidered the clear autumn sky as the 2019 Seoul International Fireworks Festival finally got underway on Saturday at Hangang Yeuido Park.
First held in the year of 2000, Korea's biggest annual fireworks festival has mesmerized Seoul citizens, enough to make them forget about the heavy traffic and the cold winds.
Every year, firework teams from around the world are invited here to light up the sky with vibrant colors, drawing out many people to Yeouido along with their friends and loved ones.
This year, teams from China and Sweden were out to demonstate their skills.
The Chinese team started with a short yet impressive display under the theme of 'The Starry Night'.
The Swedish team followed up with a splashy exhibit of their own, showing off the colors of the North.
"I had a chance to come here for the first time as I had a reserved seat, and it is quite amazing to see fireworks from this close."
The highlight of the festival got underway when the Korean team began its 40-minute-long show under the theme, 'Life is COLORFUL'.
"I come to see the fireworks every year but this year's was much more amazing. I am proud to be a Seoul resident and very happy to enjoy this with my daughter."
The festival came to an end with streaks of light shooting across the night sky, building anticipation for another great show in next year's edition.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.