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Japan Gion Matsuri Festival Kyoto, Japan

Hosted by the Consul of the Dubai Multi Culture Group
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Mon 31 Jul 20:00 - 22:00

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Gion Matsuri or Gion Festival is a festival that takes place annually in the month of July in Kyoto, Japan

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Traditional dances are performed at Yasaka Shrine, there are theatrical performances at Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, and more theatre performances take place at the National Theatre.

There are parades taking place throughout the month, but the highlight of the festival are the parades called Yamboko Junko on the 17th and 24th July. On these days, traditional parade floats proceed through packed streets, and the festivities culminate on the last day of the month, resulting in another street celebration, known as the ‘purification’ closing ceremony.