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5 More Events Left on 2016 Maui Bon Dance Schedule

August 5, 2016, 7:17 AM HST
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Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.  Photo credit: Melanie Agrabante.

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Photo credit: Melanie Agrabante.

The Japanese Buddhist tradition of obon continues with five more festivals left on the calendar before the season concludes next month.

The Lahiana Hongwanji Mission holds a bon dance tonight (Friday, Aug. 5, 2016) and tomorrow night (Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016) at the mission on Waineʻe Street with service at 6 p.m. and dance at 7:30 p.m.

Additional festivals are planned in Kahului, Pāʻia and Kula; with the final festival scheduled for September 10 in Hāna Town.

The group dance celebrates the custom in which participants honor the spirits of their ancestors.

Kula Shofukuji Mission.  Photo credit: Melanie Agrabante.

Kula Shofukuji Mission. Photo credit: Melanie Agrabante.

Below is a list of the times and locations of the remaining events:

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August 5 (Friday)/ 6 (Saturday) Lahaina Hongwanji Mission: 551 Waineʻe St., service 6 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. (808) 661-0640

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August 19 (Friday)/ 20 (Saturday) Kahului Jodo Mission: 325 Laʻau St., service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. (808) 871-4911

August 20 (Saturday) Pāʻia Rinzai Zen Mission: 120 Alawai Rd., service 6 p.m.; dance 7 p.m. (808) 268-2209

August 27 (Saturday) Kula Shofukuji Mission: 53 Upper Kula Rd., service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. (808) 661-0466

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September 10 (Saturday) Hāna Buddhist Temple: Hāna Fairgrounds (Below Hāna Ranch Store), dance 5 p.m. (808) 248-8888

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