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Friday, April 12 2019 - 11:00
Enjoy Korea's Tradition and Excitement at the Upcoming 2019 Lotus Lantern Festival
SEOUL, South Korea, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The annual Lotus Lantern Festival, Yeondeunghoe, will take place to celebrate 
Buddha's birthday from May 3 through 5 in downtown Seoul and along the street 
in front of the Jogyesa Temple. Prior to the festival, the lighting ceremony 
for Mireuksa Temple's Stone Pagoda-shaped lantern is scheduled at 7 p.m. on 
April 17 in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.

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(2019 Festival Schedule)
(Come to the Festival!)
(Lotus Lantern Parade)
(Making Lotus Lantern experience)

Yeondeunghoe, designated as Korea's National Intangible Cultural Property No. 
122, has been held for around 1,200 years, and its traditional culture has been 
promulgated from generation to generation while promoting the community spirit. 
In particular, this year's festival will be held to pray for world peace and 
the Korean Peninsula to overcome various conflicts in the society with a spirit 
of mercy.

The Lantern Parade, the highlight of the festival, will take place on May 4, 
during which participants will put a wish message on their lanterns for 
well-beings of themselves, their families, neighbors and the society. Thousands 
of wish lanterns will become a wave of dreams for peace. More than 2,000 
foreigners will also join the parade with International Dharma Instructors.

The Traditional Lantern Exhibitions will also attract the attention from 
citizens and visitors. The exhibitions, which run from May 3 to May 12 at the 
Ujeong Park next to the Jogyesa Temple, the Bongeunsa Temple and the 
Cheonggyecheon Stream. Displayed lanterns will shed light on the temple and the 
Cheonggyecheon Stream with the beauty of the lanterns' hanji, or Korean 
traditional paper.

This year's Cheonggyecheon Lantern Exhibition celebrated its 12th anniversary. 
It will be held from April 27 to May 12 with the theme of "A Flower of Peace 
Comes Out on the Korean Peninsula," combining people's aspirations for peace 
and unification.

The "Global Supporters for the Lantern Festival", consist of 60 young people 
from 26 countries, will carry out volunteer work during the festival. These 
Supporters, who are trained through templestay and traditional culture 
education, will provide guide and interpretation services for visitors, and 
perform flash mobs at the lighting ceremony, Traditional Cultural Events, and 
at the Tapgol Park during the lantern parade.

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SOURCE  Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee

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