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9,000 Paper Lanterns Light up Local Temple for Buddha’s Birthday

9,000 Paper Lanterns Light up Local Temple for Buddha’s Birthday

BOEUN, South Korea, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – On the occasion of the 2,561st celebration of Buddha’s Birthday (May 3), Beopjusa temple is offering a special nighttime experience for visitors and Buddhist apprentices with some 9,000 paper lanterns, including 5,000 solar-powered LED lanterns.  The temple will be open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays starting this [...]

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

JEJU, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – April 8 on the lunar calendar is Buddha’s Birthday. Converted to the solar calendar, this year’s celebration falls on May 14.  To kick-start the festivities, lantern processions celebrating Buddha’s 2560th birthday took place in multiple cities across Korea on Saturday. According to a 2014 Hankook Research study, 18.1 percent [...]

Paper-Mache Pandas Arrive in Korea

Paper-Mache Pandas Arrive in Korea

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — After a successful exhibition of the yellow rubber duck in Korea, 1600 paper-mache pandas have finally arrived in Korea, and will be exhibited around the nation until July. On May 25, Buddha’s Birthday, the pandas was installed at Gangnam Station’s M Stage. The 1600 bears have been traveling around the [...]