Sword Mountain Festival 刀山会

Saturday, 1. February 2025 in 大理双廊镇青山村

The Qingshan village Benzhu festival involves a Daoist ritual climbing the Sword Mountain.

Rituals begin in the morning with the preparation of the Benzhu. They are given a makeup of chicken blood and new clothes before taken on an inspection tour around the village to be then temporarily placed in a house right next to the Benzhu Temple. After this, Daoist ritualist prepare a sword dance and will climb up the Sword mountain to bestow blessings on the village.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初4.