Wrist Tying Festival in Bendigo
Saturday 20 August 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Bendigo South East
College, Ellis Street, Flora Hill - click
here for flyer
The 2015 Traditional Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony in Bendigo was very
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The Karen Buddhist Dhamma Dhutta Foundation organised the first Karen
Wrist Tying Festival in Bendigo in 2011. The whole community was
involved in the festival.
Wrist Tying is a cultural practice in India, Burma, Thailand, Laos
and Cambodia. Different cultures and religions give different meanings
to the practice of wrist tying.
For Karen Christians, Buddhists and Animists the Wrist Tying Festival
symbolises renewing bonds within families and community. When Christians
and Buddhists, Karens and Australians celebrate the festival together it
becomes a symbol of community solidarity.
In addition to traditional Karen Wrist Tying Festival, the monastery
holds Buddhist wrist tying ceremonies for individuals or families when
requested. Buddhist wrist tying ceremony is a part of Sri Lankan, Thai
and Lao culture also and we are happy to perform the ceremony for
Speech by Michael Abdilla from Department of Immigration
Speech by Rod Fyffe from Bendigo City Council
See more photos of 2013 Wrist Tying Festival on our