When Buddha Meets the Gods
When Buddha Meets the Gods is an event held once every year at the Buddha Museum since its opening, in 2011. It takes place on 25 December. On this day, different deities and their representatives from around the country converge at the Buddha Museum. The procession starts from the outside, with each team of people and their sacred statue gradually filing into the Main Hall. They leave their statues on the offering table, and the statues are subsequently transferred to the spire of the Main Hall. These statues include bodhisattvas and Dharma protectors of Buddhism, as well as deities of Daoism, local folk religions, and even Catholicism.