There were huge parades though the streets, many Makkoli tents (it's like a korean rice wine) and huge amounts of support.
Laser displays and fire work shows impressed the kids.
There was confetti pouring from the top of every building (and they are all tall in Korea)
Many strange tributes to other countries, lots of korean snacks such as silkworm lavae, octopus legs, roasted chestnuts and other things replacing our burger and hot dog stands
performances by many dancers
Balloons for the kids, especally cartoon characters with crazy faces
And finally a pop concert in the middle of a large roundabout. Each building fired off fireworks and we even shot off a few of our own hand held ones.
(sorry about the pics but they are taken with a rubbish camera phone as I forgot my digital camera)