Buddha’s Birthday falls on the first day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar, which means it falls on different days each year, but mainly in May. According to Wikipedia, in 2011 Buddha’s Birthday falls on 10 May.
The Buddha Light International Association (BLIA), the group behind the Nan Tien temple in Wollongong and several other centres around Sydney organised the festivities on Cabramatta Freedom Plaza today.
Freedom Plaza was transformed today by the Buddhist festival, as you can see in the video above, there’s an enormous Buddha shrine, stalls selling vegetarian food, giving out Buddhist literature.
And of course, lion dancing as you can see in the noodlies video above.
Buddha’s Birthday 2011
Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta