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Busan Lotus Lantern Festival 2023

April 28 May 14 KST

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The Busan Lotus Lantern Festival 2023 is an event that carries on the tradition of lantern festivals designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage and UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the Busan area.

Location: 121-1 Dongseong-ro 112beon-gil Busanjin-gu, Busan

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival
Busan Lotus Lantern Festival

This festival, which has continued for over 1,300 years, is a cultural celebration unique to Korea, where people from all walks of life come together on Buddha’s Birthday to light lanterns, symbolizing the hope for harmony and prosperity in our society.

The festival aims to inherit and develop South Korea’s traditional culture. Citizens of Busan are directly involved in this festival. The festival offers a variety of experiences, performances, and exhibitions, such as restored traditional lanterns and paper crafts.

Hogi-nori at Busan Lotus Lantern Festival
Hogi-nori at Busan Lotus Lantern Festival

All programs and events are free to attend, and the festival takes place from April 22nd to May 8th, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and tradition of the festival.

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival Information

  • Busan Lotus Lantern Cultural Festival
    • Period: April 22 (Fri) to May 8 (Sun)
    • Location: Song Sang-hyeon Square.
    • Featuring large-scale lantern displays, various experiences, and performances.
  • Lotus Lantern Parade
    • Date: April 30 (Sat)
    • Route: Busan Citizen Park → Hamajeong Intersection → Yangjeong Intersection → Song Sang-hyeon Square.

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