Throughout the Month of July

Obon Dance & Festival


Throughout the Month of July: 
Obon Dance & Festival.  The Obon tradition was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below:

  • Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21:   Kahului Honwanji Mission, 291 South Puunene Ave., Kahului . Special services begin at 7:00 p.m., festivals at 8:00 p.m.  For information, call  (808) 871-4732.
  • Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28:  Makawao Hongwanji Mission, 1074 Makawao Ave., Makawao.  Special services begin at 6:30 p.m., festivals at 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 572-7229.
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