Millions of Buddhists worldwide celebrate Vesak Day (this year – 10th of May 2016), an officially recognised United Nations (UN) observance that commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Vesak is the most important Buddhist Festival held on the full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May annually.
Two years ago we celebrated our first Vesak Day event in Shepparton thanks to generous support from City of Greater Shepparton, Ethnic Council of Shepparton, People Supporting People, Sri Lankan Community and local Buddhist community.
For the third consecutive year, we are celebrating Vesak Day 2017 on Saturday 13th of May at Queens Gardens.
We would love to invite you to come and celebrate “Vesak” or “Buddha Purnima” with us from 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday 13th of May 2017.
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Sam Atukorala on 03 5831 2395.