Another day, another first -this one involving Buddha's birthday.
Today marked the official kick-off of Buddha's birthday week festivities. It is a very big celebration here, complete with parades and hanging lotus lanterns all about town, as well as a national holiday coming up on Friday.
The parade I attended was near Cheonggyecheon, and I took a ton of photos, both before and during. Here's the first batch, taken around Cheonggyecheon and the nearby temple.
Around the Temple Area: