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Traditional Bai Spring Festival

Date(s) - 25/02/2017 - 05/03/2017
All Day


Location Address Caohai Sea

City Heqing

Country/State Dali Prefecture


Every year Bai people in Heqing celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year.

“Baizu are one of the ethnic minorities in China. Although most Bai people adhere to Buddhism, they also have their native religion of Benzhuism: the worship of ngel zex (Chinese: 本主 ben zhu), local gods and ancestors. Ngel zex could be any heroes in history, the Prince of the Nanzhao regime, a hero of folklore or even a tiger (for instance, Laojun Jingdi 老君景帝 is a tiger actually). There are also minorities practicing Taoism and Christianity.”

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