Buddha's Birthday Celebrations
According to Buddhist scriptures, the Buddha was born 2,600 years ago at Lumbini Garden in the ancient city of Kapilavastu in India. At that time, extraordinary signs were sighted, such as nine serpents spouting water, and the manifestation of a golden basin. Even heavenly beings arrived to celebrate the birth of Prince Siddhartha. This story has been passed down, and every year on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month, Buddhists hold the Bathing the Buddha Festival to commemorate this event.
In reality, does the Buddha need us to bathe him? The Buddha does not require us to bathe him, instead we purify our minds through the act of bathing Prince Siddhartha. Therefore, the Bathing the Buddha Festival, celebrated in countries like China, Japan, and Korea, is a joyful occasion in Mahayana Buddhism.
The Buddha Museum was built to enshrine the Buddha's relics. On this auspicious occasion, the Museum holds a series of activities with the hope to fill the world with peace and joy.