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[Photo News] Temples celebrate Buddha’s Birthday

To mark the Buddha’s Birthday, temples across Korea held various events Tuesday. About 10,000 locals, politicians and Buddhist monks gathered at Jogyesa Temple at 10 a.m., where a celebration ceremony took place.

The ceremony included religious rituals such as “Buddha bathing,” “Six Offerings to the Buddha” and a prayer from Jogyesa Temple’s chief monk. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in also sent a congratulatory message.

Colorful lanterns set up across the temple highlighted the festive mood of the day, while a music concert at a special stage welcomed visitors. 

Photos by Yonhap
Written by Park Ju-young (
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