Benzhu Worship 本主节

Thursday, 18. August 2022 until Saturday, 20. August 2022 in 大庄本主庙

Benzhu Worship in Dazhuang, southeast of Dali.

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 main date is on the second day, 农历七月二十二.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月21.