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Obon

taken from Nihongo Memo

Obon is a traditional Buddhist festival which takes place throughout Japan around August 15 (July 15 in the lunar calendar). At this time, people visit their ancestors' graves, welcome the ancestors' spirits home with food and offerings and then see the spirits off. Bon-odori (Obon dancing) and other Obon related activities are also conducted to console and entertain ancestors' spirits. Obon is one of the most important annual events. When something very joyful or auspicious happens, Japanese say "It's like Bon and the New Year have come all at once."

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