Lotus Lantern Festival 2014

Despite the terrible sorrow and pain after the tragic accident of Sewol ferry, the traditional annual Lotus lantern festival will be held this Saturday April 26th. This year the famous Lotus Lantern Parade will proceed without the festive music and performances–and lanterns of mourning will be lit on Saturday as a tribute

Lotus Lantern Parade Seoul

Lotus Lantern Festival will be held from April 25th to May 11th with exhibition of traditional lanterns in various places such as Jogye-sa Temple or Bongeun-sa Temple until May 11th

Here is the detailed schedule:

  • Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns: April 25 ~ May 11 Jogye-sa or Bongeun-sa Temple
  • Eoulim madang (Buddhist Cheer Rally): April 26 (Sat) 4:30 ~ 6:00 pm Dongguk University Stadium
  • Lotus Lantern Parade: April 26 (Sat) 7:00 ~ 9:30 pm Jongno Street (Dongdaemun ~ Jogye-sa Temple)
  • Hoehyang Hanmadang (Post-Parade Celebration): April 26 (Sat) 9:30 ~11:00 pm Jonggak Intersection
  • Traditional Cultural Events: April 27 (Sun) Noon ~ 7:00 pm Street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
  • Cultural Performances: April 27 (Sun) Noon ~ 6:00pm Performance Stage on the street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
  • Yeondeungnori (Final Celebration): April 27 (Sun) 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm Insa-dong ~ Street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
  • Buddha’s Birthday Dharma Ceremony & Lantern Lighting: May 6 (Tue) Dharma Ceremony 10 am Lantern Lighting 7 pm Jogye-sa Temple and all temples nationwide

For more information about the Lotus Lantern Festival go to our page or the official website: Lotus Lantern festival

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