Buddha Birth Day Festival an international celebration

Published: 29 April 2016

Buddha Birth Day Festival an international celebration

City of Logan residents have an opportunity to join in one of the largest Buddhist celebrations in the world this weekend at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands.

The Buddha Birth Day Festival is a three-day commemoration of Buddha’s birthday, a family friendly event that attracts 200,000 visitors.

City Image Chairperson, Cr Laurie Smith, said the festival had grown significantly over the years to become Queensland’s largest multicultural event.

“The City of Logan has a very close association with the Buddha Birth Day Festival thanks to its connection with Chung-Tian Buddhist Temple, which is one of the main organisers of the event and is located in a peaceful corner of our city in Priestdale,” he said.

“As a city that is home to people representing different 215 ethnicities, we are very fortunate to have an event of this scale that celebrates cultural harmony on our doorstep.

“This year is the festival’s 20th anniversary so, in the Year of the Monkey, we are expecting it to be one of biggest celebrations yet.”

Featuring hundreds of performances, displays, parades, ceremonies, a food market, children’s storytelling, dragon boat races and much more, the Buddha Birth Day Festival runs from 9am-9pm over three days, from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May.

Logan City Council is one of the event’s sponsors.

Those planning to attend should look out for the City of Logan stall which will be set up all weekend to promote the city’s natural attraction and lifestyle advantages.

To find out more, visit www.buddhabirthdayfestival.com.au/