2016 Chengdu Temple Fair
2016.02.06 - 2016.02.22
Wuhou Shrine
The 2016 Chengdu Temple Fair will open on Feb. 6 in the Wuhou Shrine. 20 Little Gods of Happiness will send blessings and present gifts to visitors at the fair.
The tradition among Chengdu people of worshipping the God of Happiness can date back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). On the morning of the first day of the Chinese lunar year's first month, local residents always go to the Wuhou Shrine to worship the God of Happiness.
During the fair, the Little Gods of Happiness will take turns to affix the seal of Gods of Happiness for visitors and present them with gifts in a small temporary office specially set up for them. They will also send blessings to audiences and give traditional cultural performances in the venue.