The Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is an annual tradition that provides visitors with an opportunity to experience Buddhist culture through the many activities being offered.
To start the celebrations and festivities for Buddha’s birthday, splendid lotus lanterns in different shapes and sizes will be on display at the Busan Lotus Lantern Festival. A month before the actual festivities the committee starts to invites temples and individuals to participate in the festival. About 1,700 temples, groups, and related organizations start to prepare diverse programs such as making lotus lanterns, sharing traditional tea, eating temple food, and celebratory performances. The work of displaying all of these various lanterns is also started as soon as the lanterns are made.
Annually, the main events of the Busan Lotus Lantern Festival are the Grand Buddhist Ceremony and the Lotus Lantern Parade. Both of these events seem to attract a lot of spectators regardless of religious order. The Lotus Lantern Parade is usually followed by the Buddhist ceremony. This year, this will take place from Busan Station, Gudeok Playground, and Gwangbok-dong.
|Opening Ceremony||April ? 18, 2014 @ 18:00||Yongdusan ? Park||Nanta, ? Lantern Lighting Ceremony|
|Lantern Exhibition||April ? 18 ~ 27||Yongdusan ? Park||Theme ? Lantern, Line Lantern|
|Traditional Culture Experience||April ? 18 ~ 26||Yongdusan ? Park||Eatery, ? arcade, tattoo, lantern making, etc.|
|Special Performance||April ? 18 ~ 26||Yongdusan ? Park||B-boy ? battle, traditional performance, fusion gugak, acoustic guitar, etc.|
|Six Offering||April ? 18, 2014 @ 16:00||Yongdusan ? Park Main Stage||Preparing ? for Buddha’s birthday, incense, lantern, tea, flowers, fruit, rice, etc. are ? offered to Buddha|
|Yeongsanjae||April ? 18, 2014 @ 18:00||Yongdusan ? Park Main Stage||Celebration ? of Buddha’s Sermon on Vulture Peak Mountain, it is a ceremony to help souls ? that are still lingering|
|7th National B-boy Competition||April ? 20, 2014 @ 13:30 (Prelim.), 15:00 (Finals)||Yongdusan ? Park||HOST ? BBOY A-IT (STEP CREW)
DJ Hook (Cay Crew)
Judge: King So, Boss J, Tazo
|Templ Food – Bibimbap||April ? 20, 2014 @ 11:00||Yongdusan ? Park||3,000 ? bowls of bibimbap will be prepared to give to guests. The event will stop ? when the prepared food runs out.|
Host: Busan Lotus Lantern Festival Organizing Committee / +82-51-867-0501~3
Festival Date: April 18, 2014 ? April 27, 2014
Location: Yongdusan Park
Admission Fee: Free
-?????? Busan Station Square: Busan Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 4, 6, 8, 10
-?????? Gudeok Playground: Dongdaesindong Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 1 or 2
Nampodong Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 1. Walk for 350m.
Jagalchi Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 7. Walk for 520m.
NOTE: ALL DATES CAN CHANGE DUE TO FESTIVAL ORGANIZATION’S CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR CALL THEM BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL. IN THE CASE THERE ARE ANY CHANGES THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!