Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Buddha's Birthday

I enjoy the e-Magazine Seoulselection.com. They have a great article on the upcoming Buddha Birthday celebration.

May 5th is Buddha's Birthday. To mark the Buddha's Birthday, Seoul will host a number of lotus lantern events throughout the city. From April 28 to May 5, Bongeun-sa Temple in Samseong-dong will hold an exhibit of traditional Korean paper lanterns.

There will be parades and performances at Jogye-sa Temple and Insadong including the famous Lotus Lantern Festival. The actual Buddha's Birthday is on May 5, and is celebrated with Buddhist ceremonies at temples all across Korea.

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