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Guadalupe Buddhist Church Obon Festival 2022

The Guadalupe Buddhist Church is happy to announce the return of the annual Obon Festival! Obon Festivals are held around the world in honor of ancestors who have shared their compassion and wisdom with us.

Up until the last two years, the festival has been held annually without fail since the Japanese-American community returned to this area after World War II. This is a favorite local event.

Some modifications are being made this year in light of Covid-19 pandemic concerns. Most notably, the demonstrations and Bon Odori dancing will be held outside!

If you like to learn the Obon dances beforehand, you may join any of the practices. There are practices 4 Wednesdays prior to the Obon Festival, at the Veteran’s Memorial Building!

Practices will be July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, at 313 West Tunnell Street.

This is a fun, family-friendly event!

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