Benzhu 本主



“Benzhu“ is a religion unique to the Dali Bai ethnic group, which is the patron saint of a tribe or area. A Benzhu could be a human, a god, an animal or a ghost, depending on which each area worships and celebrate. In the first month of every lunar year, The Bai people sacrifice their masters in Benzhu festival and hold various songs and dances, games, and competitions, usually lasting three or four days.These special festivals and ceremonies have attracted the media and tourists with the booming tourism industry in Dali.