Guanyin Birthday 观音圣诞

Wednesday, 31. March 2021 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
Pingchuan Guanyin Birthday 宾川平川观音庙 31 March 2021
Guanyin Cave Fair 泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, Luxi 31 March 2021
Dali Guanyin Worship 大理古城观音堂 31 March 2021
Dengchuan Guanyin Worship 洱源县邓川观音寺 31 March 2021

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