Add this Event to Calendar 08/07/2019 06:00 PM 08/07/2019 08:00 PM Star Festival Celebration
You're invited to learn about the story behind Tanabata and partake in some traditional festivities! Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is one of the famous festivals in Japan that celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are separated by the Milky Way and are able to meet only once a year.
 
To celebrate this romantic story, people display paper-made decorations, such as tanzaku, which are colorful strips of papers with special wishes written on it, and attach them to the bamboo branches in hopes that the spiritual plant/life force will carry their wishes to the sky and make them come true. Enjoy some Japanese snacks and have some fun by creating your own tanzaku and other hand-made paper ornaments to attach to an artificial bamboo branch!
 
For ages 12 and up! Deadline to register is Saturday, August 3rd!


Contact: Sharon Cabjuan 636-677-8186 scabjuan@jeffcolib.org
Northwest