Watsonville Obon Festival This Sunday


Obon is a multigenerational event.

Obon is a multigenerational event.

WATSONVILLE — Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. in Watsonville, will hold its Obon Festival on Sunday, July 19.

Obon is a time of joyous celebration and gratitude to the generations who went before us and gave us the gift of life. The highlight of the day is colorful dancing in which the community is invited to participate. Obon odori starts at 4 p.m.

The festival starts at 12 p.m. with food, games for kids, a silent auction, a raffle, a farmers’ market, and performances by Watsonville Taiko. Obon service will be held at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (831) 724-7860, email [email protected] or visit www.wbtemple.org.



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