BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20120810T000000Z DTEND:20120813T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Please come and join us to participate in\, be a vendor at\, an d/or support the Fourth Annual Los Angeles Tanabata (Summer Stars) Festiva l!\n\nThe L.A. Tanabata Festival (LATF) is a most unique and "colorful add ition" to the Nisei Week Festivities in Little Tokyo. The fantastic displa ys are made by individuals\, families\, groups\, organizations\, businesse s\, churches\, temples\, government offices\, and more!\n\nWhat is the Tan abata Festival? The Festival celebrates the once-a-year meeting of star lo vers\, the Altair\, Ox Herder and Vega\, the Weaver Princess who are separ ated by the Milky Way all the other nights of the year. Although held in m any cities throughout Japan\, the largest Tanabata Festival is held in Sen dai City in Miyagi Prefecture since 1946. It was celebrated in a much smal ler scale since the 1600s. It is the custom to write personalwishes on sma ll strips of paper called "Tanzaku" to hang on decorated bamboo branches.T he LATF in three years have proven to be a crowning success in bringing pe ople and communities together.\n\nThe 2009 inception of the LA Tanabata Fe stival formed a link between Los Angeles and Sendai\, which has developed into an unbreakable bond of encouragement and perseverance for all of Japa n.\n\n<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline\;">Schedule</strong> \n\nOpening Ceremony: Friday\, August 10th\, 5:00pm\nAugust 11th\, 11:00am -7:00pm\nAugust 12th\, 11:00am-5:00pm\nViewing:<strong> </strong>August 13 th\, 9:00am-9:00pm<strong>&nbsp\;</strong>\n\nFor more information\, pleas e visit&nbsp\;<a href=""> /</a>. DTSTAMP:20230327T051724Z SUMMARY:4th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival: "Spirit of Kizuna" URL:/en/events/2012/08/10/4th-annual-los-angeles-tanabata-festival-spirit/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR