Vesak: Buddha's Birthday Celebration 2018

Vesak: Buddha's Birthday Celebration 2018

Welcome to the 7th annual largest Vesak Celebration in Canada. This event is to celebrate the Lord Buddha's birthday, the enlightenment and the death.

The event will kick off in blessings, chanting by three traditional cultures of Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana, a bathing of Buddha ritual and performances from different temples and centres. These include martial arts, singing, dancing and more.

Family and friends will enjoy this free and entertaining day suitable for all ages.

The Largest Canadian Buddhist Festival - program schedule:
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Parade
3:00pm - 6:00pm: Cultural Program

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Free Event

Here's what's hot

The food trucks at are back at Celebration Square this summer! Open 7-days per week; enjoy delicious take-away options from 11am-8pm. In an abundance of caution for our patrons at Celebration Square, cash payments will not be accepted at the food trucks.

Eat fresh and shop local this summer at Celebration Square. This favourite central market offers a broad variety of items including homemade preserves and honey, baked goods, locally produced wine and Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables.

Discover the new Lakeview Farmers' indoor/outdoor market offering local, sustainable, organic and artisanal products for sale. The market features locally grown and sourced produce, small batched products, meats, baked goods, preserves, jams, maple syrup and artisan products.

Mississauga Culture and the Living Arts Centre's Arts At Home campaign is dedicated to curating relevant resources and engaging activities that support our creative communities and industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.