It could be strange but the crowd you are seeing in the above picture is actually fishing. They're fishing for mountain trouts in ice holes during the "Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival" a wintertime celebration that draws nearly a million visitors every year during three weeks in January. Sancheoneo (Mountain trout in English) is a fish in the Salmonidae genus of the Salmoniformes family which only inhabit cool, pure streams of 20 degrees Farenheit or below. The following pictures are taken during 2008 editon.
I think it's nice if you compare this pictures with the ones from the
Argungu Fishing Festival
A fishing contest in the waters of the river Mata Fada, Nigeria, using nets and traditional gourds made with calabashes a sort of punpkin dried and hollowed.
In both cases you can see thousands of people fishing together but they couldn't be more different!
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