Lotus Lantern Festival

Things to do Cheonggyecheon , Jongno-gu Until Wednesday May 31 2017
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문화체육관광부 해외문화홍보원

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.

Venue name: Cheonggyecheon

Transport: Dongdaemun Station (Line 1), Jongro 5-ga Station (Line 1), Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2, 5), Dongdaemun Station (Line 4)
Price: Free
Event website: http://llf.or.kr/
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