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Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)

  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
  • Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) (연등회)
Period
05.03.2019 ~ 05.05.2019
Address
55, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 우정국로 55
Location
Jongno Street, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2011-1744∼8
Introduction
A festival with a history of a thousand years that wish the world happiness and well-being. By lighting lanterns at the Yeon Deung Hoe Festival, participants can brighten their own hearts as well as the world.
Programs
[Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns]
With soft and lovely light, the lanterns convey the aspirations and careful attention to detail of their creators. You can browse through traditional hanji paper lanterns in different colors and shapes.
- May 3-12 / Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple, Cheonggyecheon Stream

[Eoullim Madang (Buddhist Cheer Rally)]
Before marching onto the streets to begin the lantern parade, participants can heighten their joy watching the spectacular dance movements and upbeat songs held on stage by various performance groups.
May 4 (Sat), 16:30-18:00 / Dongguk University Stadium

[Lantern Parade]
Thousands of lanterns will create magnificent waves of light that flow through the heart of metropolitan Seoul like an earthbound Milky Way. Anyone can participate and become a star of the festival.
- May 4 (Sat), 19:00-21:00 / Jongno Street (Dongdaemun Gate → Jogyesa Temple)

[Hoehyang Hanmadang (Post-Parade Celebration)]
The cultural performances unfolding under a rain of flowers and the lively group dance of Ganggang Sullae bring all participants together as one, transcending nationality, gender, ethnicity and religion.
- May 4 (Sat), 21:30-23:00 / Jonggak Intersection

[Traditional Cultural Events]
A variety of hands-on experiences to satisfy your senses! You can enjoy various cultural experiences including lantern making and temple food tasting.
- May 5 (Sun), 16:00-19:00 / Street in front of Jogyesa Temple

[Cultural Performances]
Enjoy traditional folk performances including songs, dances and rope walking, along with Buddhist performances and various traditional performances from other Asian countries.
- May 5 (Sun), 16:00-18:00 / Stage in front of Jogyesa Temple

[Yeondeungnori (Final Celebration)]
Following the performance groups, another lantern parade will be held to express the aspiration for peace and happiness all over the world.
- May 5 (Sun), 19:00-21:00 / Street from Insa-dong to Jogyesa Temple
Performance Times
May 3 (Fri): 19:00
May 4 (Sat): 16:00-23:00
May 5 (Sun): 16:00-22:00
How to Particpate
Refer to the website (www.LLF.or.kr)
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages.
Transportation
[Subway]
Jogyesa Temple
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
Walk straight for approx. 200m to arrive at Jogyesa Temple.

Or

Anguk Station
(Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Walk straight for approx. 130m, and turn left at the Anguk Intersection.
Walk straight for approx. 200m to arrive at Jogyesa Temple.

Bongeunsa Temple
Samgseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6.
Walk straight for approx. 600m, and turn left.
Walk straight for approx. 150m to arrive at Bongeunsa Temple.

Jongno Street
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1)

Dongguk University Stadium
Dongguk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Walk straight for approx. 110m and turn left.
Walk straight into the campus to the stadium.
E-Mail
hong@buddhism.or.kr
Homepage
www.llf.or.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish)

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