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Seoul Lantern Festival

For a fortnight in November, both banks of the Cheong-gye-cheon are illuminated by a fantastical array of lanterns made by master craftsmen.
Religious in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Lotus Lantern Festival

On the Saturday before Buddha’s birthday (usually in May), a huge lantern parade takes place from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa, starting at 7.30pm.
Cultural in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Jongmyo Daeje

On the first Sunday in May, this ceremony honours Korea’s royal ancestors, and involves a costumed parade from Gyeongbokgung through central Seoul to the royal shrine at Jongmyo, where spectators can enjoy tradition…
Cultural in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Sajik Daeje

Normally held at Sajikdan on the third Sunday of September, the ‘Great Rite for the Gods of Earth and Agriculture’ is one of Seoul’s most important ancestral rituals and designated as an Important Intangible Cultura…