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Obon Festival, a Holiday to Honor Ancestors

Learn more about Japan's Obon Festival.

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Obon Festival, a Holiday to Honor Ancestors

Learn more about Japan's Obon Festival.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Obon Festival is a holiday dedicated to remembering the dead. It is celebrated at different times in different regions of Japan, depending on whether they follow the solar or the lunar calendar. Traditionally, it is observed on the 15th day of the 7th month: July according to the solar calendar, and August, following the lunar calendar.

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