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2012 Hawaii Bon Dance Schedule

It's bon dance season and a balmy night in Papaikou makes for a beautiful night of dancing Saturday (June 18). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Bon Dance at Papaikou Hongwanji Mission on June 18, 2011. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

The O-Bon Festival 2012 kicks-off the season at Keauhou Shopping Center, Phase II parking lot Saturday (June 9) 6-10 p.m. Free admission, free Bon Dance towels while supplies last. Free fun, refreshments for sale. Enjoy Kona Daifukuji Taiko and Kona Hongwanji Taiko.

Big Island Bon Dance Schedule
June 9, 2012 6-10 p.m. O-Bon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center
June 23, 2012 7 p.m. Papaikou Hongwanji Mission (808) 964-1640
June 30, 2012 7 p.m. Honomu Hongwanji Mission (808) 963-6032
July 6 & 7 2012 7:30 p.m. Puna Hongwanji Mission (808) 966-9981
July 7, 2012 7 p.m. Kohala Hongwanji Mission (808) 775-7232
July 13 & 14, 2012 7 p.m. Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (808) 961-6677
July 14, 2012 7:30 p.m. Paauilo Hongwanji Mission (808) 776-1369
July 21, 2012 7:30 p.m. Honokaa Hongwanji Mission (808) 775-7232
July 28, 2012 7 p.m. Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission (call office for location) (808) 962-6340
July 28, 2012 7 p.m. Kona Hongwanji Mission (808) 323-2993
(call office for date/time) Naalehu Hongwanji Mission (808) 966-9981
(call office for date/time) Pahala Hongwanji Mission (808) 928-8254
August 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. Kamuela Hongwanji Mission (808) 885-4481
August 25, 2012 7 p.m. Honohina Hongwanji Mission (808) 963-6032

*This schedule is subject to change. Please contact the temple office for more detailed information. For O-Bon Service dates/times and addresses view the PDF file below.

Hawaii State Bon Dance Schedule PDF

2 Responses to “2012 Hawaii Bon Dance Schedule”

  1. Nancy Miller says:

    I go every year and enjoy all the festivities; first with my mother and now in her honor.

    Is there a place to learn the dances?

    Mahalo
    Nancy

    • Baron says:

      You can call the Hongwanji where you’re interested in dancing, they have practice in the month or so leading up to the bon dance.

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