YeonDeung Hoe ‘Lotus Lantern Festival’

The Lotus Lantern Festival is held every year on April 8th (lunar calendar) in honor of Buddha’s Birth. The festival is preceded by hanging of lotus-shaped lanterns across Seoul for several weeks, and officially kicks off with lighting of the Jangeumdang, a large lantern that symbolizes Buddhism and Buddha’s Birthday, at the Seoul Plaza. The celebration continues with a wide array of Buddhist programs and activities, before ending with an impressive lantern parade in the heart of Seoul.

The month-long Lotus lantern Festival will pack its most highlighted events into three days on May 15~17 there are hands-on experiential programs and performances to sing and dance along with, as well as parades and exhibitions to see. Most programs are family-oriented, so bring your families and loved ones and immerse yourselves in the festival’s spiritual ambience and energetic togetherness which you won’t be able to experience anywhere else. More than one hundred thousand lotus lanterns will light up the Seoul night. The majestic parade of lanterns in unimaginable shapes and colors will bring the hearts of both participants and spectators together as on.

Period: May 5- May 8, 2016

Venue: Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple and along Cheonggyecheon stream

Telephone: 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) For more info: +82-2-2011-1774~7 (Korean)

Website: http://www.llf.or.kr

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