Korean Tradition and Excitement at the Lotus Lantern Festival


The yearly Lotus Lantern Festival, Yeondeunghoe, will happen to stamp Buddha’s birthday from May 3-5, in midtown Seoul and in the city before Jogyesa Temple. Before the celebration, the lamp lighting service looking like a Stone Pagoda at Mireuksa Temple, will be held at 7 pm, April 17, in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.

Yeondeunghoe, was picked as the Tangible National Korean Cultural Asset No. 122, has been held for around 1,200 years, and this customary culture has been passed down starting with one age then onto the next, while improving local area soul. Specifically, the current year’s celebration will be held to appeal to God for world harmony and the Korean Peninsula so it can defeat different social clashes with the standard of empathy.

The Lantern Parade, a significant piece of the celebration, will happen on May 4, when members will put messages containing trust in their lights, for the government assistance of themselves, their families, neighbors and networks. A huge number of lamps containing this expectation will turn into a flood of goals for harmony. In excess of 2,000 outsiders will likewise join the procession, alongside International Dharma Instructors.

The Traditional Lantern Exhibition will likewise draw in the consideration of inhabitants and guests. This presentation, held from May 3-12 in Ujeong Park, is related with Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple and the Cheonggyecheon Stream. The lamps in plain view will later lift the exercises of these sanctuaries and Cheonggyecheon River, with the magnificence of Korean hanji lights, or Korean paper.

The current year’s Cheonggyecheon Lantern Exhibition is in its twelfth commemoration. The occasion will be held from April 27 to May 12, with the topic “Harmony Flowers Out on the Korean Peninsula”, consolidating different individuals’ expectations for harmony and solidarity.

The “World Supporters for the Lantern Festival” (Global Support for the Lantern Festival), comprising of 60 Youths from 26 nations, will accomplish some work deliberately. These allies, through the program of remaining for the time being at sanctuaries (templestay) and customary social schooling, will later offer different types of assistance as suppliers and give translations to guests, just as lead streak crowds during lamp lighting services, Traditional Cultural Events, and at Tapgol Park during which the lamp march is held.