Guanyin Birthday 观音圣诞

Monday, 21. March 2022 in Guanyin Temples

One of the three main Guanyin Festivals.

Guanyin is one of the most revered Bodhisattvas in Yunnan and her (or sometimes his) statue can be found everywhere.

In China, Guanyin is not only revered as a Buddhist Bodhisattva, but is also a Daoist immortal, making Guanyin worship almost universal.

The Nanzhao Empire in the Dali region made Buddhism and particularly Guanyin worship state religion and even today the Bai consider Guanyin their protector spirit. Before the Song dynasty Guanyin was considered a male god and in early Bai myths Guanyin often appears as an old monk from India.

See related festivals.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月19.
NameLocationDate
Guanyin Cave Fair 观音洞会 泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, Luxi Mon, 21. March
Pingchuan Guanyin Birthday 平川观音诞辰 宾川平川观音庙 Mon, 21. March
Dengchuan Guanyin Worship 观音堂会 洱源县邓川观音寺 Mon, 21. March
Dali Guanyin Worship 观音堂会 大理古城观音堂 Mon, 21. March