Korean Buddhist community cancels annual lantern parade amid COVID-19

    13-Apr-2021
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New Delhi, April 12: South Korea canceled Korea’s annual Yeondeunghoe festival of light which is popularly known as the Lotus Lantern Festival due to the COVID-19. South Korean Buddhist community announced the news.
 
Korean Buddhist community 
 
The Buddhist community in South Korea traditionally holds a three-day lantern-lighting festival to celebrate the birth of the Buddha. The parade was initially scheduled for May 15, four days before Buddha's birthday, which falls on May 19 this year on the lunar calendar.
 
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