According to Buddhist beliefs, the lighting of a lotus-shaped lantern symbolizes a devotion to performing good deeds and brings light to the dark parts of the world that are filled with agony. The lantern-lighting practice was developed throughout the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties and has been preserved through events such as the lotus lantern service and the lotus lantern parade. Let’s be part of the ceremony with our own lotus lantern and learn how to make a beautiful paper lotus lanterns at Flushing Town Hall. Light your lantern after workshop and stay for the outdoor POEMobile. All materials are provided. For all ages.
Added by Shawn Choi on February 28, 2013