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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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.
AT the close of summer, many Japanese returned to their hometowns to celebrate the O-bon festival, during which Buddhists believe that their ancestors' spirits return to their homes to be reunited with the living.