The parade is the culmination of the Lotus Lantern festival celebrating the birth of the Buddha; the construction of such lanterns dates to the Silla kingdom (BC 57 - AD 935), one of the ancient founding dynasties of Korea.
March 14, 2009
I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.
In the meantime, here's an alternative to green beer at the local pub.
See you on Monday.
From: The Independent