Saturday, April 25, 2009

Buddha's birthday festivals, exhibitions etc. April 25 - May 5, Seoul

For all events : See website for full details in English:

Lantern Parade
The parade of lanterns illuminates the world and our minds!
Dragon Lanterns, Pagoda Lanterns, White Elephant Lanterns, Phoenix Lanterns, Lotus Lanterns, each and every one displaying its beauty. With dozens of large floats and some 100,000 individual lanterns, the parade offers a breathtaking experience, turning the streets of Seoul into a sea of lanterns.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 7:00 pm ~ 9:30 pm
Jongno from Heunginjimun(Dongdaemun) to Jogye-sa Temple
Subway Lines # 1, 3, 5: Jongno 3ga Station; Line #3: Jonggak Station; Line #5: Jongno 5ga Station

Buddhist Street Festival
Craft your own lantern, savor temple food, make a sutra rubbing from a woodblock, enjoy a traditional Buddhist song and dance performances, and take part in traditional games handed down from our ancestors. The Buddhist Street Festival is brimming with the best that Korean Buddhism and traditional culture has to offer.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 12:00 noon ~ 7:00 pm
The street in front of Jogyesa Temple
Subway Line #1 - Jonggak Station; Line #3 - Anguk Station

Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns
A site overflowing with traditional beauty!
Here you can experience the beauty of Korean traditional art and culture, as light, traditional paper, and magnificently colored patterns come together in the perfect harmony of the traditional Korean lantern.

Friday, April 24th, 2009 ~ Wednesday, May 5th
Bongeunsa Temple, Samseongdong
Subway Line #2 - Samseong Station
See website for full details in English:

Daedong Celebration of Unity and Hope
A joyous night under the flower-petal rain!
We all come together as one, singing and dancing under a shower of pink lotus petals.

Sunday, May 4th, 9:30 pm ~ 11:00 pm
Jonggak Intersection (Subway Line #1 - Jonggak Station)

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