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Tanabata Festival

Join us at the Japenese Garden for this colorful celebration.


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Jul 06, 2017
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Jul 06, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Japenese Garden at the Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Tanabata, or the Star Festival, is held on the evening of July 7. The festival traces its origins to the  legend of the Cowherd Star (Altair) and Weaver Star (Vega). Children and adults write their wishes on narrow strips of colored paper and hang them, along with other paper ornaments, on bamboo branches set up in the Japanese garden. 

Join us in the Japanese Garden at the special bamboo arrangement. Stations will be set up for you to make a wish and hang it on the arrangement. 

Tanabata Festival

Written wishes hang in a bamboo tree at Zojoji temple in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Universal Images Group


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