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Synonyms of "Obon" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Obon is the time/period when we honor our ancestors. and Obon is a time/period when we honor our ancestors. ?
A: In Japan, Children's Day is a time when children are celebrated, but the country also honors young girls during Hinamatsuri. ("a time" because there is more than one holiday for children) The end of the school year is a period when students are under a lot of stress. ("a period" because students can be under stress at other times, too)

Translations of "Obon"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what do you say "Obon" in English?
A: Festival of the dead. 直訳すると死人の祭りかな

Other questions about "Obon"

Q: Obon holiday is over. Most companies start business today. does this sound natural?
A: Obon holiday is over. Most companies go back to business today/are going back to business today.
Q: Obon is not a festival, but it's an event we solemnly welcome our ancestors' soul coming back. does this sound natural?
A: Obon is not a festival, but a solemn event to welcome the souls of our ancestors.
Q: Obon is not a festival, but it's an event we welcome our ancestors' sole coming back solemnly. does this sound natural?
A: Sole is the bottom of your shoe or a type of fish. The word you want is soul :D
Q: It's quiet here in Obon period. does this sound natural?
A: @nobu_japan: ​​It's quiet here during Obon.
Q: The Obon holiday started today in Japan. does this sound natural?
A: Is not unnatural. Is just that we don't say "the..." Often but its ok to say it

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