The Obon Festival is celebrated in Japan in August and it usually lasts for three days.
It is a Buddhist festival to commemorate one's ancestors and is celebrated through Bon Odori dances and a giant bonfire lit in the hills of Kyoto.
The festival is also known as the festival of lanterns.
One of the customs during this time is to send paper lanterns floating along the river to symbolise the souls of departed returning to their graves in peace.

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