UN Vesak 2017 Day Celebration in Pictures

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Decoration at the 2017 UN Vesak Day celebration at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
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The Buddha statue.

 

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Children in multicultural costumes and adults leading procession of the Sangha community onto the stage.

 

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MCs for the formal proceeding: Jenny Needham and Andrew Williams

 

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Inviting the Sangha members to place paper human figures onto the Globe of Harmony as a symbol of unity while Andrew Williams performs.
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Children representing different cultures offering flowers to Sangha members.

 

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Senior Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, Chairman of the organising committee giving the opening Vesak address

 

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Sangha members, VIP guests and members of the public at the ceremony.
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Procession of Sangha members around the Buddha statue.
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Sangha members taking part in the Buddha Bathing Ritual.
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Dr. Luu Vinh Binh and members of public taking part in the Buddha Bathing Ritual.
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Venerable Phra Psatit to deliver closing address of the formal proceeding.
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MCs for the entertainment section: Joyce Nguyen and Andrew Williams performing a song together.
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Children performing multicultural dances at the opening ceremony.
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