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Buddha’s Birthday

Posted May. 15, 2005 23:24,   


On the morning of May 15, Seoul Mayor Lee Myung-bak, chairman Moon Hee-sang of the Uri Party, and Chairwoman Park Geun-hye of the Grand National Party participated in a memorial service for Buddha’s birthday held in front of the main hall of Chogye temple located in Jongno, Seoul. Ms. Park, who has no religion, joined her hands and made a deep bow. Mr. Moon, a Catholic, also joined his hands and offered a nod. Mr. Lee, being a Christian, only gave a nod.

Dong-Joo KIM zoo@donga.com