Playing the Fragrant Dragon 耍香龙

Saturday, 26. August 2023 until Monday, 28. August 2023 in 大理龙龛

A pretty spectacular display of night-time dragon dance.

The lunar seventh month is known as the Ghost Month, where the spirits come to visit the living.

At the beginning of the lunar seventh month, the gates of the underworld open and the spirits come to visit the living, on the full moon day the spirits return to the underworld.

See related festivals.

The village has two dragon troupes, one starts off from the Benzhu Temple, the other from the Buddhist Temple.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月11. The earliest this happens is on the 9th, depending on the weather it can be delayed until the 11th.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Benzhu Worship 本主节18 June 2023
Longkan Ghost Festival 中元会16 Aug. 2023