Benzhu Festival 本主街

Tuesday, 4. February 2025 until Friday, 7. February 2025 in 大理凤仪洞壁村

Benzhu festival

Benzhu are local protector deities in the Dali area, their worship is a key element of Bai identity. In the Dali area, almost every Bai village has a Benzhu Temple, the home of a local protector spirit. These protector spirits are mostly historic figures, such as local heros, kings, generals or others who have through good deeds won the adulation of the local population. Each Benzhu usually has his own festival day, with activities varying greatly from place to place.

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Apparently on the first day the Benzhu is received from a neighbouring village and returnd four days later. Temple is the 下国寺.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初7.

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