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Seoul Night Lit with Lanterns of Buddha
Click for other photos   Courtesy Chosun
Nightly Seoul Sky was lit brightly with a variety of colorful lanterns bearing images of lotus, baby Buddha, and propitious legendary animal displayed in a lantern parade celebrating the coming 2548th Birthday of Buddha (which falls on May 26 in the year 2004), in downtown Chongno areas, on Sunday, May 23, 2004.

Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists marched from Dongdaemun (Big East Gate) Stadium to the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. Hundreds of foreigners participated in the lantern festival. More than 10 million Korean people are believers of Buddhism, the largest religion in South Korea.

2004 Buddha's Birthday Photo Gallery

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