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Ullambana (also known as Obon) [Buddhist]
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 to Thursday, July 15, 2021
Category: Diversity and Inclusion Observances

Ullambana, a Sanskrit term that means “hanging upside down and suffering,” honors the spirits of past ancestors and strives to relieve aching souls from suffering. It lasts about half of the month of August. Obon, the Japanese transliteration of Ullambana, is only three days and varies from region to region—July in the eastern region and August in the western region.


“Calendar of Observances.” Anti-Defamation League, 2019,  www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-s.trategies/calendar-of-observances. Accessed 25 Sept. 2020