O-Higan

A Spring Festival

O-Higan — March 21 was the first day of the Spring O-Higan, a 7-day festival to honour the spirits of our Japanese ancestors, and the time to give offerings. It is a holiday that is celebrated by nearly every Buddhist sect, with many special services usually observed in temples, both in Japan and abroad.

お彼岸(ひがん)は、雑節の1つで、春分・秋分の年2回行います。 春分(今年は、3月21日)・秋分(今年は、9月23日)を中日とし、前後各3日をあわせた、7日間が、お彼岸の日となっていて、仏壇や仏具の掃除、お墓参りをしてお墓の掃除やお供えをするのが、一般的!

O-Higan

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