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Jogye-sa, Bongeun-sa, Jongno street|55 Ujeongguk-ro, Seoul, South Korea | Map

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The Greatest Lantern parade in the world celebrating Buddha's birthday in South Korea. Designated as Korea's National Intangible Cultural Property No. 122 by Korean government. Historied more than 1,200 years from Shilla Dynasty. The Date of the festival changes every year as it opens on the weekend right before Buddha's birthday of 8th April by lunar calendar. In 2022, the festival opens April 29(Fri)~ May 1(Sun) May in Jongno street and Jogye-sa temple downtown Seoul. The Buddha's birthday will fall on 8th(Sun) May 2022. The First Day(April 29, Fri): Opening day of Lantern Exhibition in Jogye-sa temple, Bongeun-sa temple and Cheonggyecheon stream. The Exhibition will last until Buddha's birthday. The Second Day(April 30, Sat): Buddhist Cheer Rally, Lantern Parade, Closing Ceremony in Jongno street downtown Seoul. The Third Day(May 1, Sun): Traditional Street Festival in front of Jogye-sa temple downtown Seoul. For more information, you can click