Many Buddhist communities are now aware that this year’s UN Vesak Celebrations will be at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown NSW on Saturday 6th May 2017. The change of venue this year from the Sydney Town Hall has allowed for more variety, including an information stall, a Food stall and other activities on the grounds of the park.
The Buddhist Federation of Australia first initiated in Sydney The Australian Observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak in 2007. Its purpose was to promote Vesak Day to enable the celebration to become well known to the public.
By holding this event year by year another benefit has emerged. It has allowed the various Buddhist groups, cultures and traditions to unite and work together as one to promote the Vesak Day Celebrations, united in their hearts to promote and honor the Buddhas Day.
The celebration provides a good opportunity for many who are interested in Buddhism and wish to experience and meet Buddhist monks or Buddhist organizations from various traditions and nationalities.
However, the UN Vesak Celebrations can be enjoyed by anyone not only Buddhists. The theme for this year is “Living in Harmony”. The event will help to bring a colorful peaceful culture to Bankstown on the day. Apart from the Buddhist cerebrations there will be International food, Cultural performances and children’s activities which will ensure a pleasant family atmosphere and a great day for all at Paul Keating Park from 9.30am-3.00pm on Saturday 6th May 2017.