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Tanabata-Obon, Japan's Double Summer Festival at Pliny Park, July Gallery Walk

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Jul 7 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Tanabata-Obon Festival during July's Gallery Walk, downtown in Pliny Park, corner of High and Main Streets, 5:30-7:30pm. This Brattleboro-based observance of two of Japan's largest summer festivals has been happening since 2007. This festival celebrates two Japanese traditionsin a single evening observance. Obon is a celebration of ancestors and remembrance of loved ones and the departed. Tanabata is a star festival for communities to make wishes for the future (happening each year when the paths of two of the brightest stars, Vega and Altair, meet in the sky). The public is invited to walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance. There will also be crafts, music and refreshments. All welcome and all ages. For further information on Asian culture events in southern Vermont, including Tanabata-Obon, visit Asian Cultural Center of Vermont’s (ACCVT) website at accvt.org or contact ACCVT Executive Director Adam Silver at (802) 257-7898. Thanks to ACCVT Board Trustees Yasuko Parmenter and Michelle Mahin for coordinating this event.


Pliny Park
corner of High and Main Streets
Brattleboro, VT
United States
42° 51' 12.222" N, 72° 33' 32.0148" W
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