Monday, August 16, 2010

Orkut celebrating the Tanabata Star Festival

Fernando Fernandes, (software engineer) Say's

The Tanabata Star Festival is an incredibly popular festival in Japan and this year it's made its way to orkut as well. Although many celebrations now take place in July and early August, traditionally the festival has been celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar year (which is actually today, August 16th).

During the festival, you can see colorful fabrics in the streets and large bamboo poles decorated with paper ornaments symbolizing the stars. We made our own ornament just for orkut and wanted to share it with you:

Folkloric performances, like Taiko drumming, dancing and concerts are all a part of what makes the festival so special. We hope you enjoy (or have already enjoyed), the festivities this year!

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