Lotus Lantern Festival
B.E.2551(2007) 18th(Fri) ~ 20th(Sun) May
Celebration Committee for Buddha’s Birthday
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A Lotus world onJongno street sunday. Everyone`s invited to the resplendent
Lotus Lantern Festival, where the gathered lanterns brighten our minds and the world, and the joy and sweet fragrance of tradition overflows.
19th (SAT) May ~ 20th (SUN) May.
Suggested Schedule for 1 day : 20th (SUN) May
Suggested Schedule for 2 day : 19th (SAT) May ~ 20th (SUN) May
19th (SAT) May
2 p.m. : Bongeunsa temple … Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns
5 p.m. : Around Insa-dong … Dinner
7 p.m. :Insa-dong street… Eve Celebration of the Festival
8 p.m. : In front of Jogyesa temple … Buddhist Performances
(Closed 9 p.m.)
20th (SUN) May
2 p.m. : In front of Jogyesa temple … Buddhist Street Festival
4 p.m. : Dongdaemun stadium … Opening ceremony for the parade
6 p.m. : Around Insa-dong … Dinner
7 p.m. : TopgolPark(seats available) … Lantern Parade
9:40 p.m. In front of Jogyesa temple
(Closed 10 : 30 p.m.) … Daedong Celebration
KTX (Seoul Station - Subway Line#1-Jonggak station)
Express Bus (Express Bus Terminal - Subway Line#3-Anguk station)
Motels Around Jogyesa temple and Insa-dong
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Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns
We hope you can get a sense of the traditional
beauty that comes in the perfect harmonization
between the subtlety of the traditional paper
and the splendor of the magnificent colors.
Date : Friday, May 18th~Thursday, 24th
Location : BongeunsaTemple, Samseong-dong
Eve Celebration of the Festival : Yeondeungnori
The street of Insa-dong will be filled with exciting shows and a beautiful parade of performers on this
event celebrating the eve of the Lotus Lantern Festival.
Date : Saturday, May 19th, 7:00p.m.~ 9:00p.m.
Location : Insa-dong and the street in front of JogyesaTemple
TheBuddhist Street Festival
Craft your own lantern, savor temple food, make a sutra rubbing
from a woodblock, and enjoy a traditional buddhist song and dance performance. With attractions you’ll likely not find anywhere else,
the Buddhist Street Festival is full of magnificent performances to watch and activities to take part in.
Date : Sunday, May 20th, 12:00 noon~7:00p.m.
Location : The street in front of JogyesaTemple
Opening Ceremony for the Parade
Parade participants join on the stadium grounds
with the performers in their magnificent costumes, laughing and coming together in preparation for the Lantern Parade.
Date : Sunday, May 20th, 4:30 p.m.~6:30 p.m.
Location: Dongdaemun Stadium
The Lantern Parade
Together with dozens of huge floats and some 100,000 individual lanterns, they offer a breathtaking experience, forming a vast sea of lanterns spread out on the main street of Seoul.
Date : Sunday, May 20th, 7:00p.m.~9:30p.m.
Location :Jongno street from Dongdaemun Stadium to JogyesaTemple
Daedong(being together) Celebration
Gathered together enjoying the pleasures of the unforgettable Lotus Lantern Festival, the Grand Finale Joint Celebration is where we all join hands in song and dance, uniting in friendship.
Date: Sunday, May 20th, 9:30 p.m.~10:30 p.m.
Location: The street in front of JogyesaTemple