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Most of the pictures below are from the Lotus Lantern festival in Seoul. It is a celebration to commemorate the birth of Buddha. On this day each year, followers go to a temple, participate in the Bathing the Buddha ceremony, and hang a lotus lantern. Below the lantern they write the name of someone (or their own personal hopes and wishes). The festival is held in downtown Seoul with a number of events taking place, including a massive lantern parade at night through the city. If you are ever in Seoul in April/May, I suggest you take a look at when this takes place (it varies because of the lunar calender), it is a breathtaking event!

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Seoul at Night
Seoul at Night
Seoul at Night
Seoul at Night
Seoul at Night