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Essentials with JD # 281 ** LANTERN FESTIVAL/ 부처님 오신날 봉축기념 – 빛고을 관등회**

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[The 2017 Bitgoeul Lantern Festival ]

 

For those wondering about the official ceremony of Buddha’s birthday, The 2017 Bitgoeul Lantern Festival will be taking place on April 29th in front of Asia Culture Center.

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This event is organized by Buddhist Association of Gwangju:

Cultural Activities for general public

 

– Korean traditional cultural experience and Asian food booth / 10 am – 5 pm

 

  1. Gathering

Performances by temples and collaborating organizations / 5 pm

 

  1. Buddhist Ceremony / 6:30PM

 

  1. Lantern Parade (of ten thousand traditional paper lanterns) / 7 pm

ACC – Gwangju River – Gumnam Park – ACC

 

  1. Concert and Ganggangsullae – Korean traditional Circle Dance / 8 pm

 

*Paper Lantern exhibition will go on until May 8th at the Gwangju river(광주천)

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불기 2561년 부처님 오신날 맞이 광주아시아문화전당 앞에서 “빛고을 관등회”를 진행 합니다. 불자 및 일반인 모두 참여하시여 함께 하셨으면 합니다.

 

– 행사 순서 –

오전 오후 나뉘어 진행 됩니다.

 

– 식전 행사

전통문화한마당(전통문화체험 및 아시아음식문화체험)

오전 10시~ 오수 5시

 

– 본행사

1.어울림마당(사찰 및 단체 연희단공연)

오후 5시

 

2.관등법회(봉축법요식)

오후 6시 30분

 

3.제등행진(1만개의 전통등 행진)

오후 7시

문화전당->광주천변-> 금남공원->문화의전당앞

 

4.대동한마당(가수 박상철,강강수월래)

오후 8시~

 

JD
(For more info about Gwangju you can listen to The Afternoon Show with JD everyday at 2-4pm on www.gfn.or.kr )