Friday, January 2, 2015

Latern Festival to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday - Thousands of Laterns - Spectacular!

Buddah's Birthday Festival in Seoul Korea
Celebrated in May every year.

In Korea the birthday of Buddha is celebrated according to the Lunisolar calendar. This day is called 석가탄신일 (Seokga tansinil), meaning "Buddha's birthday" or 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim osin nal) meaning "the day when the Buddha came". Lotus lanterns cover the entire temple throughout the month which are often flooded down the street. On the day of Buddha's birth, many temples provide free meals and tea to all visitors. The breakfast and lunch provided are often sanchae bibimbap.

The first two photographs were taken by a remarkable photographer - Insung Jeon
Jeon has some pretty remarkable photographs on Flickr. Visit His Flickr here

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