The Midsummer Lantern Festival from 13 — 16th July.
By the 15th the souls arrive at Gadiko, a purgatory, to be sorted.
Meanwhile the living light lanterns, fires, fireworks as they dance and feast amidst floral decorations to give the Souls a good send off — culminating in floating lighted candles on rivers.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Japan
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Legendary Event
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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