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Obon in the east in Japan

Obon in the east in Japan is held on August 13. Celebrated until August 15. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
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Obon, however, is celebrated at different times in different places. The most common time is mid-August. But, in the eastern prefectures, Obon is partly based on a lunar calendar, so it's celebrated in mid-July. In the southern regions, the mid-summer dates for Obon vary a bit from year to year.
Obon, also known as Bon, is one of the most important customs in Japan that was introduced by the Buddhists to the Japanese. Obon is a holiday in mid-July or August and usually lasts a week. It brings families together and reunites them with the dead. It is loosely interpreted as “Festival of the Dead”.

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