Obon Yasumi!

Philippines
August 10, 2012 6:37am CST
In Japan, there is this holiday they call obon yasumi. Yasumi means break. Obon is like all souls day, and all saints day. So I have 5 days to relax and enjoy life. I am really excited to spend my days just doing nothing but chilling out. Well, anyway, we are planning to watch one of the biggest fireworks display here in Hiroshima. Many people will be there so it will be really tough getting a good spot, and getting home. I will be posting about it this Sunday I think and I will have some photos attached. I hope everyone is getting some rest this weekend! Because I surely will!
4 responses
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
I am soo glad I am in myLot and learning about other people's culture too. Your post is very educational. Taking a break for five days seems heaven! It's a good way to relax and just catch back with life. I hope you have fun!
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
Yeah. 5 day-break is heaven. And I am starting it right now. Hahaha. Well, I hope you would share your country's culture and traditions, etc. Have a great weekend, too!
@maezee (33288)
• United States
10 Aug 12
I recognized the word "Yasumi" - from when I took Japanese in high school! (Konnichiwa!). Right now for me it is "natsu yasumi". He he! In the U.S. we do not have a similar day (Soul's Day?) but maybe it could be the equivalent of Memorial day or Labor Day? Have a good break, though!!!
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
That`s nice to hear my friend. At least you do have a lot of time to relax and just chill for five days. I don`t know this kind of holiday does exist, but it surely sounds good and i hope we also have this kind of holiday. I hope you enjoy your obon yasumi and i am looking forward to that pictures of yours of fire workks in hiroshima ! hmm, sounds like so much fun ! enjoy !
@myklops (180)
10 Aug 12
I heard about obon from my Japanese students. I hope I can experience this Japanese holiday.