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Buddha's Birthday and Multicultural Festival 2018 - FREE Entry

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You and your family are invited to the annual Buddha's Birthday & Multicultural Festival, in celebration of the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and the diversity of Australia. Entry is FREE and all are welcome to join in the festivities.

Presented by Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple WA, Buddha's Light International Association of WA and Nan Tien Institute - Wollongong, NSW, this exciting community celebration will take over the iconic Elizabeth Quay on the weekend of 14th and 15th April 2018.

It will spread the message of 'Respect & Tolerance, Consensus and Openness', promote harmonious co-existence amongst people, and provide visitors with an insight into Buddhist teachings and philosophy as a way of life to bring about peace and happiness.

Expect two fun-filled days of ceremonies and rituals, cultural displays and exhibits, multicultural entertainment, delicious vegetarian food, children's arts and crafts, a spectacular fireworks display and much, much more!

New for 2018 is an introduction to Tea Meditation, a practice which allows you to live in the present moment and experience joy in life through the aroma, taste and appreciation of the delicate tea.

Other event highlights include:

  • Bathing of the Buddha

  • Baby Blessing & Baby Shower Ceremony

  • Multi-faith Blessing Ceremony

  • Life Story of Sakyamuni Buddha

  • Alms Round Procession

  • 'Be Kind Be Vego' Display

  • Multicultural Performances

  • Multicultural Vegetarian Food Fair
  • Buddha's Birthday Education Project

  • Tai Chi, Meditation & Tea Meditation

  • Tea & Incense Appreciation

  • Chinese Calligraphy

  • Children's DIY Art & Craft

  • Chinese Lion & Dragon Dance

  • Fireworks Display

    The Buddha's Birthday and Multicultural Festival is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event which is suitable for all ages.

    For more information on the program of activities and what to expect, please visit

    This festival is proudly supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, City of Perth and City of Bayswater.

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    When: Saturday 14th April 2018, 11:00am 8:30pm / Sunday 15th April 2018, 9:00am 5:00pm
    Where: Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth
    Cost: Free
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