The traditional Obon Celebration was brought over to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants. The tradition has continued throughout the years as a cultural and religious celebration that includes dancing and music.
Paia Mantokuji Mission will be holding the Obon Dance & Festival on both Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th. The Mission is located at 253 Hana Highway.
On both Friday and Saturday nights, services will begin at 6:00 pm. At 6:30 pm food booths will be opening for food and refreshment purchases. Friday Night at 7:00 pm Maui Taiko will be performing. Saturday night at 7:00 Zenshin Daiko will be performing. Both Friday and Saturday night will conclude with the traditional Bon Dance from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
This is a free family friendly event!