Friday, May 1, 2009

Lotus Lantern Festival - Buddha's Birthday

Korea celebrates both Christmas and Buddha's birthday, the latter falling on May 2nd of this year. (Changes every year due to the lunar calendar.)

Events at various temples and venues had already started from the end of April, but the biggest events are taking place on the date itself. The lighting of the Lotus Lanterns are the highlight of the ceremonies, so take some time out to enjoy the beautiful colorful displays.
2009 Lotus Lantern Festival homepage
(available in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German)

P.S. It doesn't matter what your religion is, take it as a cultural event.

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