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UNICEFBLUE to light up Busan landmarks


On Nov. 20, 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, affirming the rights specific to children and the responsibility adults have toward them. Nov. 20 also marks World Children’s Day.

To celebrate the anniversary, UNICEF lights up iconic landmarks in their recognizable light-blue color. In the past, the Acropolis of Athens and the Empire State Building in New York have been lit up in blue.

For the first time in history, the blue lighting will come to Busan. Dubbed “UNICEFBLUE,” eight landmarks citywide will turn blue from Nov. 17 to 20. The blue glow can be seen at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Nurimaru APEC House, City Hall, the BNK Busan Bank head office, Diamond Tower, the Busan Cinema Center, Hwangnyeongsan Transmission Tower and Haeundae LCT The Sharp. 

At 6 p.m. on Nov. 18, when the Gwangandaegyo Bridge lights up in blue, the Gwangalli M Drone Show and other live performances will take place to celebrate the lighting ceremony. 

To promote UNICEFBLUE, UNICEF Korea is giving away special UNICEF hoodies. Anyone who posts pictures from at least five of the lit-up locations on their social media accounts will enter a lottery for the giveaway. Use hashtags #유니세프, #세계어린이의날, #유니세프블루in부산 to enter.

For details, visit the official Instagram account of UNICEF Korea.

※ UNICEFBLUE in Busan, Nov. 17 to 20 

 ◎ Instagram: @unicef_kr

 ◎ Gwangalli Beach: 219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu 

 ◎ Nurimaru APEC House: 116 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu 

 ◎ City Hall: 1001 Jungang-daero, Yeonje-gu

 ◎ BNK Busan Bank head office: 30 Munhyeongeumyung-ro, Nam-gu

 ◎ Diamond Tower: 37-55 Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu

 ◎ Busan Cinema Center: 120 Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu

 ◎ Hwangnyeongsan Mountain Observatory: 391-40 Hwangnyeongsan-ro, Nam-gu

 ◎ Haeundae LCT The Sharp: 30 Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu