RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Golden O-Bon

Community celebrates 50th annual White River Bon Odori Festival

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:49pm
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Bon Odori dancers lead a parade of participants at the 50th annual White River Bon Odori Festival – a community celebration and Buddhist tradition honoring those who have passed – at the White River Buddhist Temple last Saturday. O-Bon is called “gathering of joy in gratitude.” Young and old come together to dance, rejoice and remember their ancestors, family and friends. Festivities included a short opening service, a children’s parade, traditional folk dancing, drum demonstrations, music and food.

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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