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Folk Activities and Events
Buddha's Welcome Back Ceremony in Dongshang
Buddha's Welcome Back Ceremony in Dongshang

     Every year on the 23rd day of the 12th month on the lunar calendar, Bixuan Temple in Dongshang has people escort the “second mother,” Guanyin Buddha to Biyun Temple in Guangziling to spend the Chinese New Year and then welcome her back on the 10th day of the 1st month. The whole trip goes through the mountain in the dark. This activity was approved as one of the important folk acitivities of the country by the Council for Cultural Aff airs in 2011.

Huang Wen-bo/photo