Benzhu Worship (Fengyu) 本主节

Friday, 28. February 2025 until Thursday, 6. March 2025 in 洱源县凤羽镇

Benzhu worship in Fengyu.

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.

The Benzhu is received on the first day of the second month, and returned on the 8th. The 7th and 8th day are said to be the most important.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月初1.