JENNIFER 11:06PM JST
JAPAN. Summers in Japan are full of interesting events and festivals. Families go on vacation, students have some time off their studies and the weather can be pleasant for some. Temples and shrines tend to patron these amazing holy carnivals. Festivals, known in Japan as Matsuri, take place just about all year long, but the most popular ones are Hanabi. They are held in July and August.
What makes Hanabi such a fun festival?
Aside from the treats pictured above, Japan offers many more snacks and refreshments that residents and visitors alike just love. Shrine and temple members go out onto the street and perform a number of traditional Japanese dances and skits. These cheer up the crowd and draw in many onlookers.
Shrine or Temple celebration
Members of the shrines or temples walk down the street singing or chanting.
Funabashi Hanabi (Fireworks)
Hanabi Images © 2014 Jennifer Gutierrez
What kinds of festivals do you enjoy? What are your favorite festival snacks?
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