Buddha Birth Festival

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Come along and enjoy the largest Buddha Birth Day Festival in the world, being held at South Bank Parklands, Brisbane from 29 April 2016 to 1 May 2016.

Entrance to the Buddha Birth Day Festival is free and is open to the whole family.

This free three-day event is an enticing mix of vegetarian food, market stalls, performances, cultural displays, light offiering, Chinese lion dance, children’s arts area, celebrity cooking, Chinese lanterns display, baby blessing ceremony, bathing Buddha, Meditation classes, Buddhist talks, dragon boats and etc.

Celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism who lived from 563Bc to 483bc, the festival has been visited by more than two million people.

One of the major Festival events returning to The Courier-Mail Piazza and the picturesque Lumbini Gardens is Bathing Buddha, where participants symbolically wash away the inner impurities of life.

There will be cooking demonstrations, a Dragon Boat regatta, arts and craft demonstrations, and a fireworks spectacular to close the festival. A range of free talks and meditation classes will also be held on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May at the Queensland Conservatorium.

A range of cultural arts and activities are on offer including Chinese Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Face Painting, Origami and the famous Ju Percussion workshops. New to the Festival is a range of children’s storytelling activities.

The Little Prince is joining our 3 Good Deeds Festival Mascots and will be traveling throughout the Parklands sharing their message of “Thinking Good Thoughts, Speaking Good Words and Taking Good Actions”.

On Sunday morning 1 May 2016 a Cultural Harmony Parade will be held in the Parklands as a symbolic gesture to communities throughout the world that we can unite to bring harmony to this world.

Hope to see you all there.

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