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1. (Buddhism) Also called: Feast of Lanterns or Festival of Lanterns an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
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]
(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.
He recalls being taken to a ceremony in West Africa that resembled what is known in Hawaii as an O-bon
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.