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Obon Calendar 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10:44 p.m. HST, Oct 3, 2014

The summer Obon season is nearly here, honoring the Buddhist tradition of commemorating family ancestors, who are said to return to this world to visit relatives. Here is a list of festivities across the state.


Hawaii United Okinawa Association: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Kapiolani Park (in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival); food booths open 5 to 8:30 p.m. Also, the "largest indoor bon dance," Sept. 20, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio; food booths open 5 p.m. Call 676-5400 or visit

Windward Community College: Autumn Festival and bon dance, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the entrance to Hale La‘akea Library Learning Commons. Activities begin 4 p.m. and food booths open 5 p.m. Call 235-7402.

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