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2015 Bon Dance Festivals on Maui

Bon dance season has started on Maui, and from now until August, you can take part in this island festive annual tradition.

2015 Bon Dance Schedule on Maui

Saturday, June 13:
Pu’unene Nichiren Mission, 9 Ani St., (808) 871-4831 (7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday, June 19:
Wailuku Jodo Mission, 67 Central Ave., (808) 244-0066 (7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday, June 20:

Wailuku Shingon mission (808) 244-3800 (6:30 p.m. service, 7:30 p.m. dancing)

Friday, July 3:
Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana St., (808) 661-4304 (6:30 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing – includes lantern floating ceremony)

Friday & Saturday, July 10 & 11:
Pa’ia Mantokuji Mission, 23 Hana Hwy., (808) 579-8051 (6 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18:
Kahului Hongwanji Mission, 291 S. Pu’unene Ave., (808) 871-4732 (7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25:
Makawao Hongwanji Mission, 1074 Makawao Ave., (808) 572-7229 (7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday & Saturday, July 31 & Aug. 1:
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission, 1828 Vineyard St., (808) 244-0406 (7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Friday & Saturday, Aug. 7 & 8:
Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Waine’e St., (808) 661-0640 (6:30 p.m. service, 8 p.m. dancing)

Saturday, Aug. 15:
Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 La’au St., (808) 871-4911 (6:30 p.m. service, 7:30 p.m. dancing)

Saturday, Aug. 29:
Kula Shofukuji Mission, 113 Puanani Place, (808) 661-0466 (6:30 p.m. service, 7:30 p.m. dancing)

Article Credit: KHON2
PC: Maui Japanese Radio

Update: George Kitagawa

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