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    May 18, 2017

    Culture Beach Festival 2017, Ikei Island , Okinawa Japan

    It's the summer season in Okinawa which means typhoons and festival season. Both are anticipated every year and enjoyed by many local people and travelers alike. This years season is kicking off with…
  • January 31, 2017

    February 2017 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of February. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • December 28, 2016

    Ringing In The New Year, Okinawa-Style

    Ringing In The New Year, Okinawa Style. CONTRIBUTED BY KARI F. Most cultures have annual customs and celebrations revolving around the new year, and I thought I'd touch on some of the many traditions…
  • December 1, 2016

    December 2016 Local Events Calendar

    December 2016 Local Events Calendar CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of December. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please…
  • October 10, 2016

    Taiiku-No-Hi, Undokai, and Rajio Taiso – All About Sports!

    This post was originally published on October 3, 2009; we are resharing it with you so you have a better understanding of this unique national sports holiday. Taiiku-no-hi is a national holiday…
  • October 1, 2016

    October 2016 Local Events Calendar

    October 2016 Local Events Calendar CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of October. Local events on the island are constantly being created and changed,…
  • September 19, 2016

    Respect for the Aged Day; Keiro No Hi- Autumnal Equinox Day

    Keiro no hi, the Autumnal Equinox Day is celebrated on the third Monday of September; this year it falls on September 19th; Shubun no hi is on Thursday, September 22nd. This post was originally published…
  • August 1, 2016

    August 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. August is here and we have a list of local events for the month. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • July 7, 2016

    Tanabata – The Star Festival

    This post was originally published on June 30, 2008. We're pulling it out of the archives for you to enjoy.  Make a wish! According to Japan-Guide.com: Because the 7th month of the year roughly coincides…
  • June 30, 2016

    2016 Local Events Calendar Billed for July

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of July. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
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