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Learn About The Burmese Water Festival
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Burmese Water Festival

The Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan which means “changing over”), is the celebration of Burma’s New Year. It is traditionally held over a three day period in April in Burma.

Cultural Celebrations Calendar

Upcoming Cultural Celebrations
October: Cultural Celebrations

Buffalo Intl. Film Festival
October 10 - 14, 2019

Champions regional, national and international films that push the limits of independent cinema-presenting quality films from around the world to WNY residents and visitors.

Oktoberfest – SGTV Edelweiss Buffalo
October 12, 2019

Come join us for our Annual Oktoberfest with German music, performances and beer. Music by Auslanders.

Buffalo Without Borders
October 17, 2019

Buffalo Without Borders features immigrant, refugee, and ethnic restaurateurs, artisans, and entertainers from all over the world. These vendors, all located in Western New York, showcase the diversity that can be found in the Buffalo area. Food sampling, shopping and entertainment round out the evening’s activities.

Junoon: A Tribute to Courage

Junoon: A Tribute to Courage
October 19, 2019

Join Devi Bollywood Dance and friends for an evening of dance, music and joy as they share their most recent and meaningful pieces of works to audiences in the Western New York area.

Deepavali Celebrations

October 26, 2019

Kaveri Sangam invites you all to celebrate Deepavali. There will be exciting a competition like Fancy Dress, a cultural program and dinner.

November: Cultural Celebrations
Japan Culture Day

Japan Culture Day
November 3, 2019Japan Culture Day – November 3, 2019

Celebrate Japans rich culture at The Buffalo History Museum. Activities include bonsai, calligraphy, origami, Taiko drumming and more!

Native American Heritage Month

November 7, 14, 21, 2019

Join us during Native American Heritage Month as we celebrate the proud history and traditions of Native American people. Every Thursday this month at 4pm there will be Haudenosaunee Social Dance Demonstrations at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

Western New York Refugee Film Festival

November 14 & 15, 2019

The Invisible City: Kakuma puts the spotlight on the accomplishments of strong, smart children sent to the Kakuma refugee camp and its true dynamics. In a world hit by inhumane political decision-making, this film draws attention to the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa. With an intimate and warm approach, The Invisible City: Kakuma is an antidote to growing xenophobia against refugees in the West.

Making Buffalo Home is a two-year, in-depth WNED | WBFO engagement initiative to inform and raise awareness of immigration for our entire community. The project aims to help the region develop a better understanding of the shared opportunities and challenges we face together as long-time residents and new immigrants and refugees.

Making Buffalo Home is funded by Rich Products Corporation and Rich Family Foundation.