Lotus Lantern Festival
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At the end of April, you will notice ornate paper lanterns lighting up the night streets of Seoul. Yeon Deung Hoe (aka Lotus Lantern Festival) is an ancient Korean folk festival that dates back over a thousand years and is currently listed as an ‘Intagible Cultural Property’ of the country. Having begun during the Shilla Period, this annual month-long celebration marks Buddha’s coming into our world. During the festivities, several events will be taking place including a stunning wave of ornate paper lanterns at the Lantern Parade, an exhibition of traditional lanterns made of hanji in a wide variety of colors and shapes and even sample some unique temple foods of Korea. Expect to see a wide variety of colorful performances like Ganggang Sullae and be ready to join in all the fun! Visit http://llf.or.kr for further details of each event.