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Kanto Matsuri

August 3

The Kanto Festival is an annual event held every year in Akita City, Japan. Eight-meter tall bamboo poles decorated with hanging lanterns are balanced by performers on their foreheads or lower backs. The lanterns are decorated to resemble bags of rice. This is a time for people to pray for a good harvest.

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Raksha Bandhan

August 3

Raksha Bandhan is mostly celebrated in the northern and western parts of India. This festival signifies the special bond between brothers and sisters which is symbolized in the ritual of tying a rakhi (bracelet) on the others' wrist. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month 'Shravana'.

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