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2019 Orange County Buddhist Church Annual Summer Obon Festival (2 Days) OCBC Obon (Taiko, Japanese Food, Children's Games, Dancing)Newly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 20 July, 2019       Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC)
909 South Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804


Phone: (714) 827-9590
Website: Click to Visit

The Orange County Buddhist Church will observe Obon with services, Odori (dancing), and a bazaar-carnival 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, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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 will be held from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. This event will feature many games for the young and old. This year's raffle will offer many prizes, including the grand prize is $2000. 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 Date - OCBC 
July 20 - 21, 2019

Obon Festival Hours (Different Close Times)
Sat: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Obon Festival Schedule
6:30 pm: Taiko performance (both days)
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Bon Odori Dancing

Obon Food List (Go early, food will sell out!)
Sushi
Udon
Teriyaki
Won Ton
Dango
Imagawayaki
Ika
Oden
Spam Musubi
Chicken Salad
Snow Cone
Corn

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Parking Lot Tips
Free parking and shuttle service available: Magnolia High School, 2450 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim

Note here are additional parking tips:

Parking lots could be packed.
1) Carpool
2) Drop off your family & friends near the Obon
3) Look for parking on the streets

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Editor: Hopefuly in 2020 OCBC:
1) Fix the huge parking demand next year.
2) Anticipate the demand for food. The lines are few but still can't telll where the line starts, we were in the wrong line.  Also can't hear the numbers called.  The one line approach for food is nice, but didn't realize you have to get your napkins, utensils in another area. Also drinks are in another area.  And there is another food area on the left of the drinks.  Didn't know what that was.   

Suggestion: Huge signs for food: Step 1: Fill form; Step 2: Pay; Step 3: Pick up food; Step 4: Drinks & Utensils. 


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See 2019 Obon Bon Odori Dance Practice Dates
Thursday, June 27,Tuesday, July 2 (no practice on Thursday, July 4)
Tuesday, July 9
Thursday July 11
Monday, July 15
Wednesday July 17

Odori practice starts at 7:30 pm in the parking lot.

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

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

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

 




Saturday, 20 July, 2019

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Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC)

Phone: (714) 827-9590
Website: Click to Visit

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