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Kauai Nightlife

Bon Festival

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Updated 11/30/2011

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Traditional Japanese celebrations in honor of loved ones who have died are held from late June through August at various Buddhist temples all over the island. It sounds somber, but it's really a community festival of dance. To top it off, you're welcome to participate. Dance, eat, play carnival games, and hear Japanese taiko drumming by Kauai youth at one of the Bon folk dances, which take place on temple lawns every Friday and Saturday night from dusk to midnight.

Some dancers wear the traditional kimono; others wear board shorts and a tank top. The moves are easy to follow, the event is lively and wholesome, and it's free. A different temple hosts a dance each weekend. Watch the local paper for that week's locale.

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