Date/Time: Friday, 14 – 6:15pm & Saturday, 15 May 2021 – 6:00pm
Location: Buddha Stage, The Square
Light It Up Ceremony
What is Light It Up?
In response to a pandemic that has caused widespread disruption and loss in our communities and globally, our inaugural Light It Up Ceremony will launch the 2021 Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival by celebrating light overpowering darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. A dramatic lion dance will herald in a spectacular animated light display that will spread across the façade of Federation Square and drench the Main Square with an animated story of the Life of Buddha against a kaleidoscopic background of floral and artistic elements. Nearby, our inaugural Lotus Flower Sanctuary, comprising twenty sky-high high lotus flowers, will also be illuminated, together with every other installation across the Festival precinct, including the Mindfulness Forest, the Lumbini Garden, the Happy Buddha and our Bodhi Forest.
The Life of Buddha Animated Display will illuminate Fed Square’s Façade and the 6:00pm onwards
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