Tanabata, also known as the “star festival”, celebrates the legend about the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet.

One popular Tanabata custom is to write one’s wishes on a piece of paper (tanzaku), and hang that piece of paper on a specially erected bamboo tree, in the hope that the wishes become true.

When: July 24-25, 2010
Where: Liberdade – São Paulo

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