If you have an interest in Tai Chi, it is also worth noting Federation Square regularly hosts free Tai Chi classes.
Another great highlight of the festival program is the Harmony Under One Sky performance stage. The 'Main Stage' at Federation Square, will be temporarily renamed the Harmony Under One Sky performance stage, a title which reflects the range of performers from different cultural backgrounds, expected to perform over the two-day event. Here you can view musicians, dancers and entertainers from Le Bop, Chinese Mu Lan Fan Centre, Rosita's Southern Flamenco Centre, Jhoom-Bollywood Dance Company and many more. View the schedule for both days here.
Alongside the various cultural events are a range of ceremonies, such as The Buddha's Day Purification Ceremony on Saturday 14th May at 11am, Annual Buddha's Day Baby Blessing Ceremony on Saturday 14th of May at 2pm and The World Peace Blessing Ceremony on Sunday 15th of May at 10am.
There is also a special workshop for children, entitled Share Tea with Me - Ch'an Tea Ceremony for Children, which is presented in conjunction with ArtPlay. Please note you will need to book in advance, in order to participate in this popular event. See the ArtPlay website for further information.
To keep up to date with the upcoming events, head to Buddha's Day Twitter.