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Buddha Day: Let’s Go Federation Square

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 16, 2013

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Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a truly unique annual event which celebrates Melbourne’s diverse multicultural society. Running over two days (on 18th and 19th of this month), the Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival begins in the heart of Melbourne, at Federation Square. Let’s show our solidarity to this Grand Program on 19/05/2013 as we are from the country where Buddha was born.

The Festival commemorates the birth of the Buddha, one of the most significant days of the Buddhist calendar, and highlights and promotes cooperation, community understanding and harmony in our inclusive and culturally diverse community.

The Festival incorporates the traditions of Buddhist ceremony including the ‘Bathing of the Buddha’, daily Dharma ceremonies, the Wishing Bell and traditional incense offerings; a vegetarian culinary tour of Asia along the River Terrace and cooking demonstrations; cultural dance and performances from around the globe; cultural demonstrations in BMW Edge; music; art and craft, community service groups providing information and assistance; and special activities and programs for children at ArtPlay.

Date: 19/05/2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Federation Square
Cnr Flinders & Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement, Victoria Committee

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