Buddhists take a rest under lanterns as they shelter themselves from the sun before a memorial service to celebrate Buddha’s birthday at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on Friday. Buddha’s birthday falls on Friday in South Korea. Read more
A member of the military forces in South Korea takes part in training on how to deal with a possible biochemical terrorist attack in Seoul, the country’s capital city, undisturbed by members of the public casually walking by
A South Korean worker attaches a name card with a wish by Buddhist followers to a lotus lantern at Chogye Temple ahead of Buddha’s birthday in central Seoul.
Children attend the Children Becoming Buddhist Monks ceremony at a Chogye temple on Friday in Seoul, South Korea, ahead of Buddha’s birthday. The children will stay at the temple for 14 days to learn about Buddhism. Buddha was born about 2,557 years ago and his official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which falls on May 17 this year. Read more