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Lotus Lantern Festival



B.E.2551(2007) 18th(Fri) ~ 20th(Sun) May

Celebration Committee for Buddhas Birthday

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Homepage : www.LLF.or.kr/eng E-mail : ipogyo@buddhism.or.kr

Tel : 02) 722-2206 Fax : 02) 722-2203

Sponsor : Seoul Metropolitan Government

A guide of Lotus Lantern Festival <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

A Lotus world on

Jongno 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

* Transportation

KTX (Seoul Station - Subway Line#1-Jonggak station)

Express Bus (Express Bus Terminal - Subway Line#3-Anguk station)

* Accomodation

Motels Around Jogyesa temple and Insa-dong

* Information

I.D.I.A Tel : 02)722-2206 Fax : 02)722-2203 E-mail : ipogyo@buddhism.or.kr

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


Buddhist Street

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 youll 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

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