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Lunar Obon celebrated in Okinawa


One late summer event to be aware of is Obon, an ancient Buddhist tradition of honoring ancestral spirits. Obon season is characterized by festivals, music and dance; however, many businesses across Okinawa are closed for three or four days – so it is best to be prepared.

Lunar Obon
2017: Sep 3 -5