Sunday, May 3, 2009

Buddha's Birthday

Every 8th day of the fourth month by the Lunar Calendar, Koreans celebrate Buddha's Birthday. It marked May 2nd in this year's calendar so it was yesterday. It is mark as red on the calendar so it is a holiday here. It happened on Saturday so I'm not happy for it. I never work on Saturday. But students go to school every first and third Saturday of the month so yesterday was another rest day for them. Before the day comes, you'll see lots of round lanterns with lights on the streets going to the temples.

On Buddha's Birthday, solemn rituals are held at the Buddhist temples and the day's festival is climaxed by a lantern parade.

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