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Tanabata (Star Festival) at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

  • 8 Jul 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223

Join us at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on July 8th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for Tanabata, Japan's Star Festival!

Experience the Japanese tradition of making wishes on colorful Tanzaku and hanging them on bamboo trees. Enjoy Japanese cultural activities, the Tea Ceremony demonstration by Urasenke Birmingham Association and the beautiful display of bonsai by Alabama Bonsai Society!

This is a free, family-friendly event.

What is Tanabata?

Tanabata is a Japanese festival that takes place on July 7th. It originated from a Chinese legend that tells the story of two stars, Altair (Hikoboshi) and Vega (Orihime), who are normally separated by the Milky Way but can meet once a year on the 7th day of the 7th month.

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