Buddha's Birthday (South Korea)

Buddha's Birthday is a public holiday in South Korea, and it is observed on the 8th day of the 4th month according to the Korean lunar calendar.

Buddha's Birthday is called Bucheonim osin nal (부처님 오신 날 ) in Korean, which means the day when the Buddha came. Buddha's Birthday is also a holiday known as the lantern festival, and lanterns are hung in the temples, homes and in the streets during the holy month.

On Buddha's birthday, many temples provide free meals and tea to visitors and organize the lantern festivals. Buddhism is a popular religion in South Korea, and it is estimated there are 10 million followers. Buddha's birthday has been a public holiday in South Korea since 1975.

The following is the list of Buddha's Birthday in South Korea from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 19, 2021Wednesday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 08, 2022Sunday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 26, 2023Friday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 15, 2024Wednesday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 05, 2025Monday

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