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 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.
Bathing The Buddha Ceremony. Courtesy of festival page