Monday, May 21, 2007

Lantern Parade for Buddha's Birthday

In honor of Buddha's Birthday, there was a lantern parade in Seoul this evening. It started right before sundown and as the natural light disappeared, all the lights in the bright lanterns lit up the street. The parade was by far the coolest thing I have seen so far in Korea. I can't even fully explain it - there was so much color and sound and energy. Afterwards, we went and begged some lanterns off of people throwing piles of them into the back of a truck. Then it was time to try to coordinate an hour long trip home on the subway trying to balance multiple lanterns.

1 comment:

MBach said...

Those floats are AMAZING!