Every month, the Freecoast community gathers as a whole to reconnect, break bread, and celebrate a holiday together. This month we’re celebrating Obon, the Japanese Buddhist festival honoring those who came before us.
Whether biological, intellectual, or spiritual, many of us have ancestors worthy of remembrance and respect, those who symbolize our deepest values and made possible the life we live today. Obon is a time set aside for their memory, a time to thank them and reflect on their impact on us. With the help of community members who have attended the festival in Japanese communities, we will be using some traditional elements, such as hanging lanterns, to bring the meaning of the day alive.
As with all Freecoast holidays, we’re also planning to use this time to enjoy each other’s company, have great conversation, and watch our children play together. Come for the symbol or come for the people, whatever the reason we’d love to see you this weekend! We’ll be meeting on Saturday starting at 6 PM at the Praxeum, bring your own picnic foods. More details available on Facebook.