There are a number of Buddhist festivals celebrated throughout the year, of which the most important is the commemoration of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are three days to be honoured and the original dates are:
Buddha’s Birthday : Lunar April 8
Buddha’s Renouncement Day : Lunar February 8
Buddha’s Enlightenment Day : Lunar December 8
Buddha’s Birthday has become an annual Festival, celebrated in Southbank Parklands on the 1st Sunday of May since 1997.