Presented by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and Buddha’s Light International Victoria, Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a unique annual event which celebrates Melbourne’s diverse multicultural society. 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. Incorporating the traditions of Buddhist ceremony including:’Bathing of the Buddha’, daily Dharma ceremonies, the Wishing Bell and traditional incense offerings and a vegetarian culinary tour of Asia along River Terrace. Cultural performances & demonstrations at BMW Edge, music, art and craft, community service groups providing information and assistance, plus special activities for children. A festival for mind, body and spirit. Sponsored by the City of Melbourne, Federation Square and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.