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Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival 2017

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World Peace and harmony are such wonderful but unattainable dreams for humanity. We hope, we pray, we lobby and we work at it day by day.

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival
Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival poster. Courtesy of festival page


Events like Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival make those dreams just a tiny step closer and a glimpse more realistic.

Come to The Federation Square this weekend 20-21 May to join in celebrations. Organisers, Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and Buddha's Light International Association of Victoria (BLIAV) have prepared a colourful and varied feast for all senses, hearts and souls.

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival
Buddha's Day Celebrations. Courtesy of festival page


The program of the festival is extensive and multi-dimensional. There will be blessing ceremonies for babies, giving alms, meditations and a Tai Chi session, presentations and prayers.

This year the festival presents 'Harmony Under One Sky' Multicultural Performance Stage showcasing artists and performers from many cultures and countries. You will be entertained with Flamenco and Bollywood dancing, choir singing and aboriginal performances.

For those of you who would like a more hands-on approach to celebration, there will be Chinese Calligraphy workshops, Tai Chi sessions, vegetarian cooking demonstrations and, of course, Bathing The Buddha ceremonies.

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival
Bathing The Buddha Ceremony. Courtesy of festival page


Join in celebrations over the weekend 20-21 May. The festivities start at 10 am each day and run well into the afternoon. Come along, bring your family, bring your friends. Enjoy.

The entry to festival is free.

For more information on Festival and its program, please see HERE.
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Why? Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival
When: 20-21 May from 0 am
Where: The Federation Square
Cost: Free entry
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