South Korea's Buddhist celebrations give hope for peace


In South Korea, it is a traditional time of year to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. The country’s national holiday on May 8 emphasizes peace and harmony with the North - despite its firing of more rockets.

Buddha's birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.

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