2018 Winter Olympics will officially end with the closing ceremonies on February 25.
The closing ceremony will tell the story of "The Next Wave," emphasizing the "human spirit of perseverance."
The closing ceremony will showcase South Korea's modernity, in contrast to the Feb. 9 opening ceremony, which emphasized Korean tradition and culture as well as peace. The Ceremony message will center on peace, with five children from rural Gangwon province leading the fairytale adventure, and will include animals, nature and a cast of 2,000. Augmented Reality and 5G technology will be incorporated but the primary focus is on the people.
The program will combine music, dance, and art and will be "somewhat interactive, allowing spectators to both get involved and stay warm," according to an official press release.
As per Oh Jang-hwan, Pyeongchang’s director of ceremonies, the closing ceremonies will be all about looking forward to a “Next Wave” theme. “We have created a show that looks towards the future,” he says. “It includes quite a lot of traditional Korean humor and fun elements to add to the party feel.”
Spectators at the open-air Olympic Stadium will be given six items to combat the cold and allow them to enjoy the celebration in comfort. The items include a raincoat, lap blanket, knit caps, a warm seat cushion and multiple hand and feet warmers.
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