Lunar New Year Festival 2016 – Celebrating the Year of the Monkey


Festival Programs

New Year Eve, Sunday 07/02/2016

  • 5pm: Repentance prayer
  • 8pm: Phap Hoa prayer chant
  • 9pm: End of Year Buddhist Stories
  • Midnight: New Year Celebration and bud picking

First New Year Day, Monday 08/02/2016

  • 5am: Elaborate morning pray, Invitation of Di Lac Buddha spirit
  • 10am: Dragon dance
  • 10.30am: Di Lac prayer chant
  • Midday worship and Pray for the Deaths
  • 12pm: Vegetarian Lunch
  • 3pm: Phap Hoa prayer chant
  • 5pm: Duoc Su prayer chant

Second New Year Day, Tuesday 09/02/2016

  • 5am: Elaborate morning pray
  • 10am: New Year safe and sound prayer
  • 11am: Midday worship
  • 12pm: Vegetarian Lunch
  • 3pm: Phap Hoa prayer chant
  • 5pm: Duoc Su prayer chant

Third New Year Day, Wednesday 10/02/2016

  • 5am: Elaborate morning pray
  • 10am: Duoc Su prayer chant and Midday worship
  • 12pm: Vegetarian Lunch
  • 3pm: Phap Hoa prayer chant
  • 5pm: Conclude with food handout to forsaken spirits

Please note: The Temple will celebrate the first Full Moon of the Year on Sunday 21/02/2016

The star term ceremony
Announcement of the star term list on the 8th day of first month of the year the Monkey, i.e., 15 February 2016. Please send your list to the Temple before the ceremony. The register form is available at the Temple.

Program may vary without prior notice