General's Cave Festival 将军洞会

Tuesday, 17. September 2024 until Wednesday, 18. September 2024 in 大理白族自治州

Worship of Limi, a Tang dynasty general, as Benzhu.

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8月15.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Lingrui Temple Fair 灵瑞庵耍海会10 Sept. 2024