New Moon Ritual 七月初一仪式

Sunday, 4. August 2024 in 大理白族庙宇

Routine ritual performed by the Lotus Pond Societies in most Bai temples at the beginning of each month.

Routine rituals are performed on the first and fifteenth day of every lunar month. The Lotus Pond Societies 莲池会 are the associations of older women in Bai villages to carry out rituals and take care of the temples.

See related festivals.

The seventh lunar month is the months when the spirits come to visit the world of the living, so it is likely that the rituals are more complex on this day.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月初1.