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Mission to host O-Bon Festival

July 4, 2013
Lahaina News

LAHAINA - Lahaina Jodo Mission will celebrate its annual O-Bon Festival on Saturday, July 6.

O-Bon is a traditional Buddhist summer festival held to honor loved ones and ancestors who have passed away.

The O-Bon service will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a lantern procession and Floating Lanterns Ceremony. Maui Taiko will perform in the temple courtyard during the lantern ceremony and provide taiko drumming and music for bon dancing.

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Lahaina Jodo Mission’s O-Bon Festival on Saturday, July 6, will feature a service, lantern procession and Floating Lanterns Ceremony, music by Maui Taiko and bon dancing. PHOTO BY ATSUKO SEKIGUCHI.

Food concessions open at 6 p.m. and will include rolled sushi, chow fun, nishime, teriyaki beef plate, andagi and more.

All are welcome to join the festivities. Lahaina Jodo Mission is located at 12 Ala Moana St. next to Mala Wharf. Call Yayoi Hara at 661-4304.



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