Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival

Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival

BUDA Castlemaine presents the Makers’ Immersion weekend

Federation Square will burst into life with the 24th annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival, including over 40 events, an Asian vegetarian food fair, spectacular cultural performances and a thrilling Dragon Boat sprint race along the Yarra River.

Presented by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria, this two-day event encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to commemorate the birth of Buddha and to explore Melbourne’s multicultural, multi-faith society.

Traditional ceremonies will include the ‘Baby Blessing’, ‘Future Within Thy Hands’, a twilight light offering, an interfaith ceremony plus the auspicious ‘World Peace Blessing Ceremony’, conducted by Venerable Man Ko, the Chief Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temples in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, there will be dance, song and music performances.

Experience a slower pace through an array of mindfulness classes including gentle tai chi, the ancient practice of sutra calligraphy and the quietude of tea meditation performances led by Taiwanese tea master, April Jin.


Federation Square
Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

0450 536 567

Dates and times

18/05/2019 to 19/05/2019

Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm


This is a free event


Not required

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages


Wheelchair accessible

Alternative access


Accessible toilet

Ramp access

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