Obon Festival

Watsonville Buddhist Temple
Watsonville Buddhist Temple

Obon is a time of joyous celebration and gratitude to the generations who went before us and gave us the gift of life. The highlight of the day is colorful dancing in which the community is invited to participate. Dance practice is held Monday and Wednesday evenings starting mid June. Everyone is welcome. Watsonville Obon Festival is held in July.

The 2019 Obon festival will begin with the yearly Hatsubon (first Obon) service on July 13th at 10:00 am.  Featured speaker will be venerable Bhante Seelawimala.

The Obon season will culminate with the Obon Festival on July 21st.