Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 2. January 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.

本主父亲节, the birthday of the father of the 大庄 Benzhu.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历12月初1. There is another component to calculate this date!