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Obon Festival

The Guadalupe Buddhist Church invites you to join us at our annual Obon Festival! Santa Maria’s Obon Festival on July 30 offers a chance to immerse oneself in the delicate strength of all things Japanese, including cuisine, fine art, dancing and other traditions. Named for “Bon Odori,” which is a style of dancing, the Guadalupe Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival has traditionally been a time to honor loved ones who have passed away in the last year. There will be Traditional Japanese food as well as some local favorites such as strawberry shortcake will be available for your enjoyment. We even have a FREE fun interactive arts and crafts area for the kids, everything from Origami to face painting, along with handmade items for purchase, and a silent auction!

Dance practices
If you would like to learn the Obon dances beforehand, and have a whole lot of fun,
we invite you to participate in our Bon Odori Dance practices!Mondays July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023, from 6:30pm-8:00pm,
at the Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Dr. Saturdays July 15 & 22, 2023, from 1pm-3pm, at the Guadalupe Buddhist Church

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