Benzhu Worship 本主节

Wednesday, 23. February 2022 in 大理才村挖村本主庙,凤仪上锦场, 银桥阳坡村富美邑保和村

Caicun is just down by Erhai, the fair here is mostly in the morning. The local market is held the same day.

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.

See related festivals.

Nothing know about the other two.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月23.