Buddha’s Birthday – Sawol Chopail (사월 초파일)

Also called Bucheonnim Osinnal (부처님 오신 날) or Seokgatansinil (석가탄신일), today is Buddha’s birthday.

Buddhism is one of the major religions of South Korea along with Christianity and as such there is a public holiday (day off) on the 8th day of the 4th Lunar month to observe Gautama Buddha’s birthday.

Temples will be covered with lotus lanterns which often spill down the street and Temples often serve a free breakfast and lunch to people.

Hallyu Noona


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