お盆

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  • ()(ぼん)
    おぼん (obon)

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  • noun
    O-Bon, Bon Festival, Lantern Festival, Festival of the Dead
    • see also: 
  • tray
    • see also: 
  • Bon {boeddhistische gedenkdagen (13-15 juli, in sommige streken in augustus) ter nagedachtenis van overleden verwanten}
    • fête des lanternes, d'o-bon
      • Bonfest, Allerseelenfest, buddhistisches Totengedenken, Tablett, Präsentierteller
        • Obon, praznik lantern
          • "obon" (fiesta de difuntos que se celebra en agosto)

            Japanese celebrations

            Special days, festivities and celebrations in Japan.

            Calendar of special days and celebrations in Japan:1

            DateJapaneseEnglish
            1月1日🎍 New Year's Day
            2nd Monday of January👦 Coming of Age Day
            2月11日🎌 National Foundation Day
            2月14日💘 Valentine's Day
            3月3日🎎 Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day or Girls' Day)
            3月14日💟 White Day
            3月20日~🌱 Vernal Equinox Day
            4月29日Shōwa Day (Shōwa Era Emperor Birthday)
            5月3日Constitution Memorial Day
            5月4日🌲 Greenery Day (Nature day)
            5月5日🎏 Children's Day
            Early MayGolden Week
            3rd Monday of July🌊 Marine Day
            7月7日 or 8月7日🎋 Tanabata (Star Festival)
            7月15日Obon (Festival of the Dead)
            3rd Monday of September👴 Respect for the Aged Day
            9月23日~🍂 Autumnal Equinox Day
            2nd Monday of October🏃 Health and Sports Day
            11月3日📚 Culture Day
            11月15日👧 Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three)
            11月23日💼 Labor Thanksgiving Day
            12月23日The Emperor's Birthday
            12月25日🎅 Christmas
            12月31日Oomisoka (New Year's Eve)
            12月31日 at midnight🔔 Joya-no-kane (New Year bells)

            1. Dates are expressed in Japanese format: monthday日 

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            • 9 strokes

              basin, lantern festival, tray

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