BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5743@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180803T000000Z DTEND:20180804T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Enjoy obon at Wailuku Hongwanji! Summer is here\, and in Hawaii \, one of the highlights of the summer season is the Obon festivals that are held almost every weekend at various Buddhist temples. It is believed that the spirits of those who have passed on return to visit during the Obon festivities\, and people dance to celebrate their return. Come to ho nor the ancestors and join in on a weekend of family fun!\n\nWailuku Hongw anji Mission is part of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii\, an organi zation of 36 Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temples throughout the State of Hawaii . The Hongwanji temples propagate the teachings of Pure Land Buddhism of Shinran Shonin (1173 &ndash\; 1263). Founded in 1899\, Wailuku Hongwanji M ission served as a spiritual and social gathering place for the Issei or first generation Japanese immigrants who came to Hawaii in search of a br ighter future.\n\nFriday\, 8/3 - 8:00 p.m.\n\nSaturday\, 8/4 - 8:00 p.m.\n \n<a href="https://www.wailukuhongwanji.org/index.php">Learn more about Wa iluku Hongwanji</a>\n\nPhone: (808) 244-0406 SUMMARY:Obon Festival - Wailuku Hongwanji URL:/en/events/2018/08/03/obon-festival-wailuku-hongwanji/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR