Busan Lotus Lantern Festival 2024

Lantern Festival for Buddha's Birthday 2568!

The Busan Lantern Festival continues the tradition of the nationally designated Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 122, held in the Busan area. This festival, which has been passed down for over 1,300 years as our unique cultural heritage, is a celebration where people from all walks of life come together to wish for harmony and prosperity in our society on Buddha’s Birthday. The main events include the Blessing Ceremony, Lantern Parade, and Traditional Lantern Exhibition, aiming to preserve and develop our traditional culture.


  • Period: 26th April – 12th May, 2024
  • Venue: 121-1 Dongseong-ro 112beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, Song Sang-hyeon Square and Busan Citizens Park area
  • Program:

1. Main Programs
① Busan Lantern Festival
– Date/Location: May 11th, 4:00 PM / Dasom Square, Busan Citizen Park
– Contents: Yeonhui Stage, Blessing Ceremony, Lantern Parade
② Busan Lantern Cultural Festival
– Date/Location: April 26th – May 12th / Song Sang-hyeon Square
– Contents: Opening Lantern Lighting Ceremony (April 26th, 7:00 PM), Traditional Lantern Exhibition (April 26th – May 12th), Make-a-Wish Lantern Experience (April 26th – May 12th), Traditional Culture Experience Zone (May 4th – 5th), Offering Ritual for Mu Cha Man Bal (May 5th)

2. Sub-Events
① Special Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns
– Date/Location: April to May / Dasom Gallery, Citizen Park
② Audience SNS Contest
– Date: April 1st – May 24th”

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26 April - 12 May, 2024