Children becoming Buddhist Monks

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Children attended a “Children Becoming Buddhist Monks” ceremony ahead of Buddha’s birthday at a Chogye temple on May 11, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,559 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha’s official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is May 25 this year.