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Setsubun & Hoshimatsuri Service

Setsubun Service - Setsubun literally means "season division". According to the Chinese solar calendar, February 3rd marks the last day of Winter and the beginning of a new year. February 2nd will mark the last day of the Year of the Rabbit and the 3rd will be the first day of the Year of the Dragon. At Setsubun we pray for our good health and protection against misfortune in the upcoming year. At the service the man and woman of the year (those born under the years animal zodiac sign) throw blessed soy beans to chase away evil and welcome good fortune for the coming year. We will be holding the holiday service and a vegetarian potluck meal. Everyone is welcome.

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