Benzhu Worship 本主节

Wednesday, 9. August 2023 until Thursday, 10. August 2023 in 大理银桥松鹤里本主庙

Benzhu Worship

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 activities start on the 23rd, according to local villagers.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月23.

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Benzhu Worship 本主节16 Sept. 2023