Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Brisbane Festivals: Buddha Birth Day Festival 1st - 3rd of May 2009

UPDATED: see below for photos and video from the festival

The Brisbane Buddha's Birthday festival 2009 is on from Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd. It's the celebration of Buddha's Birthday (you never would have guessed, would you?), and you can see lots of information at the official website. All events are free, and some of the highlights include:

A Bodhi Tree blessing ceremony at 10am on Friday May 1

William Wei-Liang Lin, a Taiwanese world champion of Diablo juggling.

Talks on meditation and Buddhism.

Wheelchair dancing.

The Taiwan Koahshiung Folk Arts Group performing traditional dance.

A Baby Blessing Ceremony.

And a fireworks show at 7.30PM on Sunday May 3 2009.

It all happens at the Suncorp Piazza at Southbank - click here for a Google Map.

Click here to see the full program


These photos were taken by a friend of mine at the festival:

And this YouTube video by deovahni shows some of the happenings as well:

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