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Pray for the ferry Sewol disaster victims
A message: “Share the Pain” in Buddhist ritual on April 26

On April 26, 2014, Koreans and foreigners joined hands in consoling the loss of lives in the ferry Sewol disaster in an annual Buddhist lotus lantern festival in Seoul

The Lotus Lantern Festival is an annual Buddhist festival in Korea to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Unlikely the previous years, this year's festival  atmosphere immersed in sorrow, people prayed for the ferry Sewol disaster victims and hoped the magic would come to missing passengers

Thousands of people, regardless of Korean or foreigners, Buddhist or followers of other religions,  watched the parade stretching from Dongguk University to Jogye Temple wearing yellow ribbons as a symbol of hope for the safe return for those who survived the tragedy

A message: “Share the Pain” in Buddhist ritual on April 26

The monks holding a lantern, walking along the street  in Seoul and pray for the ferry Sewol victims

A yellow ribbon is a symbol of hope for the safe return for those who survived the tragedy.

Buddhists pray together

(Koreatimes.co.kr)

Pray for the ferry Sewol disaster victimsThe Lotus Lantern Festival is an annual Buddhist festival in Korea to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Unlikely the previous years, this year's festival  atmosphere immersed in sorrow, people prayed for the ferry Sewol disaster victims and hoped the magic
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