Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 5. November 2023 in 兆邑本主庙

Lively 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.

See related festivals.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历9月22.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Qingsuo Lantern Festival 青索村海灯会30 Aug. 2023
Benzhu Worship 本主节16 Feb. 2024