City of Bayswater supports Maylands temple for Buddha birthday celebrations

The bathing of the Buddha is a main attraction at the annual Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival in Maylands.
The bathing of the Buddha is a main attraction at the annual Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival in Maylands.

THE City of Bayswater has supported a Maylands temple for its Buddha’s birthday celebrations next year.

Buddha’s Light International Association of WA, based at Fo Guang Shan Temple in Maylands, will host its annual multicultural festival at Supreme Court Gardens in Perth.

Mayor Barry McKenna said celebrating Buddha’s birthday was an important part of the association’s yearly events calendar.

“We want to help support this festival, which has its roots in the City of Bayswater,” he said.

For more than 2000 years, Buddha’s birthday has been a significant date on the lunar calendar and is celebrated by hanging lanterns and parades of musicians, dancers, floats and dragons.

The Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival will take place at Supreme Court Gardens April 8 and 9.