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2022 1st Obon Festival - Humboldt County - A Traditional Japanese Festival To Honor Those Who Came Before Us (Food, Music, Dancing, Crafts..)NEW

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2022 1st Obon Festival - Humboldt County - A Traditional Japanese Festival To Honor Those Who Came Before Us (Food, Music, Dancing, Crafts..)
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Date: Sunday, 14 August, 2022       Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arcata’s Creamery District (Front of the Arcata Playhouse)
1251 9th St
Arcata, CA 95521

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Map of Arcata’s Creamery District (Front of the Arcata Playhouse), 1251 9th St

The Obon Festival will feature an array of food trucks with Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine, Taiko drummers, children’s activities and Bon dancing. The festival’s spiritual practices will be guided by a Buddhist priest coming to Humboldt County from San Jose.

On August 14, 2022 the first Humboldt Obon Festival will be held at the Creamery District in Arcata from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be a Buddhist priest to bless the Festival and share the stories and traditions of Obon, an altar to honor our ancestors, food vendors (Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine), children’s activities, music, Bon Dancing, and more. HAPI (Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity) is the organizing sponsor, but many people from the community have come together to brainstorm and plan our first Obon Festival. It has been an exciting process with many fond memories of Obon shared.

Obon is a time in Japanese tradition when our ancestors come to earth to visit. It is a time to clean family graves, offer favorite foods, pray, and dance. Obon is very much like Dia de los Muertos. There are weekly Bon Dances at the Buddhist churches and Shinto shrines. These dances bring all generations together. The young ones learn from their parents and grandparents, and they often add a little of their own dance steps, which is always fun!

A little history…when HAPI gathered the community together for Swingposium on the Road back in early 2019, many people got excited about sharing other Asian and Pacific Islander traditions such as Obon. Yes, let's have Obon in August! But then the pandemic hit, and we had to shut down for two years. We are now at a safer time to gather, share traditions and memories, dance, eat yummy food, and so much more. Very exciting to bring this Japanese tradition to Humboldt County!

Event Dates
August 14, 2022

Event Time
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Location
Arcata’s creamery district in front of the Arcata Playhouse at 1251 9th Street




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