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2024 Annual Orange County Buddhist Church Annual Summer Obon Festival Event (Bon Odori, Taiko, Japanese Food, Games, Crafts..) OCBC (2 Days)
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Date: Sunday, 21 July, 2024       Time: 2:00 pm
Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC)
909 South Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 827-9590
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Map of Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC), 909 South Dale Avenue

The Annual Orange County Obon Buddhist Church Festival Event is coming in July.  The Orange County Buddhist Church will observe Obon with services, Odori (dancing), and a bazaar-carnival event at the annual Obon Festival during the weekend. In Japan, Obon evolved from the religious custom of honoring the deceased with memorial services. During this time, comparable holidays are observed throughout the Buddhist world.

The traditional Obon dance which expresses joy for the teachings offered by the Buddha will be performed on Saturday and Sunday with an intermission. The movements depict the livelihood of the villagers such as fishermen, coal miners, and farmers. Your participation with the other temple dancers is greatly appreciated.

The bazaar-carnival event will feature many games for the young and old. This year's raffle will offer many prizes. The drawing will be held on Sunday at 8:30 pm. Winners need not be present to win. We will have handicrafts and farm fresh produce at bargain prices. Delicious Asian dishes such as beef and chicken teriyaki, sushi, udon (Japanese noodles), won ton, corn, teri burgers, oriental chicken salad, Okinawa Dango (donuts), Imagawa Yaki (Sweet bean dessert), oden, soft drinks, snow cones and other treats will be available.

The Hondo (sanctuary) will be open to any interested visitors and hosts from the Buddhist Education Center at the Orange County Buddhist Church will be available to answer any questions. Books on Buddhism will be sold at the entrance of the Hondo.

Games and Prizes for the children. 

Orange County Obon Festival Event Date - OCBC 
July 20 - 21, 2024


Obon Festival Event Hours (Different Close Times)
Sat : 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Obon Festival Event Schedule
4:00 & 6:00 pm: Taiko performance (both days)
6:30 pm: Bon Odori Dancing

Obon Food Event List (Go early, food will sell out!)
Won Ton
Spam Musubi
Chicken Salad
Snow Cone

How To Order Food & Tips
1) Fill out form
2) Stand in line
3) Pay cashier
4) Wait to be called.  Ask if you don't get called.

Orange County Obon has the best system to order food, don't need to stand in multiple lines for each food item.   

Where to Park?
1) Dale Junior High is across Buddhist Church.
2) Rancho Alamitos High School, 11351 Dale Street, Garden Grove, and get shuttle service.
3) Park in the neighborhood but there are NO PARKING AREAS with signs, so please be careful. 

Note: Additional parking tips:
Parking lots may be full.
1) Carpool
2) Drop off your family & friends near the Obon
3) Look for parking on the streets
4) Go early

Don't Forget
It may be hot: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water.
At night may be cold: light jacket

Obon Bon Odori Dance Practice Dates 
All practices times: 7:00 pm
Monday: June 26, Thursday: June 29
Monday July 3, Thursday, July 6
Monday July 10, Wednesday July 12

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

Obon Festival Event Location
Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC), 909 South Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804

Obon Festival Event Title
Orange County Buddhist Church Annual Summer Obon Festival (2 Days) OCBC Obon (Taiko, Japanese Food, Children's Games, Dancing)


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Sunday, 21 July, 2024

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