Bon

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Bon

(bɔːn)
n
1. (Buddhism) Also called: Feast of Lanterns or Festival of Lanterns an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
2. (Hinduism)
a. the pre-Buddhist priests of Tibet or one such priest
b. their religion
[from Japanese bon, originally Urabon, from Sanskrit ullambana hanging upside down]

Bon

(bɒn)
n
(Placename) Cape Bon a peninsula of NE Tunisia
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In the evening he performed in the City of Derry at the Foyle O-Bon Festival, that celebrates Japanese arts and culture in Northern Ireland.
A few traditions such as the practice of honouring the dead at the annual O-Bon festivals, the making of mochi or rice cakes for New Year's festivities, and the planting of gardens do persist.