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What is Bon (Urabon)?

Originally celebrated in mid-July according to the lunar calendar, Bon, the Festival of Souls, is now held from July 13 to 16, or from August 13 to 16, depending on the area.
This is a Buddhist festival in honor of the spirits of the dead who return to their families.
On the first day, spirits of ancestors are welcomed by an open-air fire, and on the night of the last day another open-air fire is made to see them off to the other world.