Buddha’s Birthday Brings Supreme Court Gardens To Life

  • Western Australia’s Buddhist community celebrates Buddha’s birthday
  • Cook Labor Government supports festival with $30,000
  • Popular two-day event now in its 31st year

The popular Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival returns to Perth’s Supreme Court Gardens for its 31st year on 13 and 14 April 2024.

One of Western Australia’s largest annual faith-based festivals, this year’s celebrations will feature performances, calligraphy sessions, tea appreciation workshops and many cultural displays.

This family friendly event is hosted by Buddha’s Light International Association of Western Australia, and is expected to attract more than 20,000 people over the course of two days.

The birthday of the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Buddha, is the most significant date in the Buddhist calendar, and is celebrated annually across the world.

The 2024 Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival theme is ‘Coexistence and Coprosperity’, with highlights including meditation sessions, mindfulness activities and a vegetarian food fair promoting health and wellbeing.

This two-day celebration is supported by the Cook Labor Government with $30,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Grants Program.

For more information about the Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival visit: www.omi.wa.gov.au

Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Dr Tony Buti:

“The Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival is a great opportunity for all Western Australians to learn about Buddha’s teachings and enjoy a fun-filled, family event.

“For the past 31 years this first-class festival has attracted thousands of people from across the community to come together, embrace intercultural unity and participate in activities promoting mindfulness, health and spirituality.

“The Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival is an example of how large cultural celebrations provide a great opportunity for our culturally diverse communities to share their cultural traditions will all Western Australians.

“The Buddha’s Birthday is an important day of celebration and reflection for Buddhists all over the world, and I wish everyone celebrating all the best for the day.”

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