The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul
The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul

The Lotus Lantern Festival, which is a world-class attraction, will take place in Jongro and Jogyesa in Seoul from the 28th to the 30th.


The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul

This festival, which has been designated as the Intangible Cultural Property No. 122 of the Unification Silla Dynasty for more than 1,200 years, is known to foreigners as a festival enjoyed by participants like the Brazilian Samba Festival. More than 2,000 foreigners, including France and Russia, have made reservations for this event.

More than 80 people from 27 countries volunteered their services as global supporters for foreign participants. More than 300,000 foreigners are expected to participate in this festival.

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On the 12th, ‘The Buddha’ s commemoration committee held a prelude to the opening ceremony on the 12th at the Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul by lighting the ‘Mooluksa Temple Stone Pagoda’.


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The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul
The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul

The highlights of the festival are hundreds of thousands of shapes Lotus Lanterns along with Jongro area.

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The procession runs from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa Temple at 7 pm on Saturday 29th. From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, just before the procession, in the playground of Dongguk University in Jangchung-dong, Oolim-yard is held. More than 1,000 people from 40 organizations and children and youths perform.

From 9:30 pm after the end of the lantern procession, the flower cost goes down in front of Jonggak Intersection Boseong, and the ‘Outdoor Street Club’, in which more than 300,000 people hold hands in hand, singing folk songs, playing Ganggangsullae.

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The Lotus Lantern Festival Seoul
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On the 30th day of Sunday, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, there will be a traditional culture festival that has become a participatory festival in the postal service area in front of Jogyesa Temple.

There are over 130 booths available. Everyone can experience temple foods, or experience healing, such as monochrome drawing, meditation, meditation, and psychological counseling. Talk concert of Jongmok monk is also opened. At the same time, there are various performances for children and adolescents at the stages of Ahn Guk-dong and Gongpyeong Intersection.

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