Yeon Deung Hoe (燃燈會), Lotus Lantern Festival, an  UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and
                                                                    Korea's National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12, 2024(2568 Buddhist Era) Vicinity of Jogye-sa Temple, Jongno street, downtown in Seoul, South Korea
The traditional festival that lightens the minds of people and the world! The festivity that connects everyone! We would like to invite you all to Yeon Deung Hoe,
a thousand years of exquisite and entertaining occasion.

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  • 허공을 걷는 청새등
  • 3.1운동 100주년 태극팔모등
  • 약사여래불등
  • 호랑이 복주머니등
  • 거북이등
  • 연꽃등과 국화등
  • 즐기는 축제

    Yeon Deung Hoe, also known as “Lotus Lantern Festival”
    is originally an event with Buddhist significance, but is now becoming a cultural festival for everyone in South Korea.
    We invite all to share the millennial heritage of “Yeon Deung Hoe,” the Lotus Lantern Festival!

    The festival has a long tradition of more than 1,200 years and is an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and  Korea’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage.  It boasts the largest number of visitors of more than 300,000 native Korean and 50,000 foreign visitors at the festival.

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    You can find the energy of Lotus Lantern Festival(Yeon Deung Hoe)
    in the Buddhist idea of the larger world where you and I are not differentiated but connected with each other.
    Just as a lantern brightens the world, the participants light up the festival with their time and energy for the enjoyment of all.

    The Date of the festival changes every year as it opens through the weekend right before the Buddha’s birthday on 8th April by lunar calendar. In 2024, the festival comes 11th(Sat), May.

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