Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Korean Holidays: Buddha's Birthday and Children's Day
I thought you might be interested in two Korean holidays.
Of all the holidays and celebrations in Korea, none is perhaps more colorful and festive than Buddha's Birthday, which falls on May 5th this year. Many Koreans, even non-Buddhists, visit temples to observe the celebration and its elaborate decorations.
This year, the Buddha’s 2,550th birthday also overlaps with Children’s Day.
Children's Day and Buddha's Birthday are celebrated as National Holidays.
On Children's Day, parents and grandparents dress up the little ones and take them to children’s parks, amusement parks, zoos, or to the movie for a full day of fun and games.