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Vesak in Korea to be celebrated on May 17.

by Emi Hailey Hayakawa, BTN, Apr 16, 2013

Seoul, South Korea -- Vesak day 2013 for Koreans has been set on May 17th, and the Lotus Lantern Festival Commission is beginning their preparations leading to the Festival which will be held on May 11th.

The Lotus Lantern Festival Commission stated that the opening ceremony by lighting their first lantern on April 23rd will be at the City Hall, and from May 10th to 19th, various lanterns commemorating the Birth of the Buddha will be on display along the Chungyechung stream.

The annual Lotus Lantern Festival parade will take place on May 11th, and the traditional cultural events will take place on May 12th in front of Jogye-sa temple.

In tribute to a millenial tradition, and organized to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Lord Buddha, the month-long Lotus Lantern Festival will pac its most highlighted events into three days from May 10th to May 12th.

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