12.July TANABATA Festival !


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Please be informed that TANABATA Festival will be took place at Jurong East Stadium on 12th July.

TANABATA Festival will be took place at Jurong East Stadium on 12th July.

Albirex Niigata FC(S) is preparing tanzaku papers (colorful, small strips of papers) and bamboo for TANABATA.Let’s write your wishes to come true,and hang them on bamboo branches.
Your tanzaku will be sent to Japan by JAL(Japan Airlines),and will be dedicated to shrine”Osaki Hachimangu” in Sendai.

Invitation ticket to 12th July match will be offered for a couple,children 12 years old or under.Please come to the Stadium with your family or friend.

■the Day
2010 S.league 22th leg
12th July,monday Albirex Niigata FC(S) vs Home United FC
19:45 KICK OFF Jurong East Stadium

■Time & Venue
18:00-Half time end
Square of South gate「TANABATA Booth」

■Contents
1.Hang your wish on bamboo branche
Write your wish to come true on Tanzaku papers which will be passed by staff at TANABATA Booth.Then,hang it on bamboo branch.
Your tanzaku will be sent to Japan by JAL(Japan Airlines),and will be dedicated to shrine”Osaki Hachimangu” in Sendai.
you also can bring your original Tanzaku,and hang it.
 ★Players and Coaches are hanging too.

2.Invitation ticket Present
Albirex Niigata FC(S) offer Invitation ticket to 12th July match for a couple,children 12 years old or under who hang a Tanzaku on bamboo branch.
If you want,tell to the staff at TANABATA Booth.

3.Alb Kitchen~TANABATA Special~
Your favorite Alb Kitchen will prepare special Bento for TANABATA.

[What is “TANABATA” ?]TANABATA is a Japanese tradition wherein people write their wishes on tanzaku papers (colorful, small strips of papers) and hang them on bamboo branches. People also decorate bamboo branches with various kinds of paper decorations and place them outside their houses.
TANABATA originated more than 2,000 years ago with an old Chinese tale called Kikkoden. Once there was a weaver princess named Orihime and a cow herder prince named Hikoboshi living in space. After they got together, they were playing all the time and forgot about their jobs. The king was angry at them and separated them on opposite sides of the Amanogawa River (Milky Way). The king allowed them to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar. TANABATA literally means the night of the seventh, and it’s also known as the star festival. It’s believed that Orihime and Hikoboshi can’t see each other if the day is rainy, so people pray for good weather and also make wishes for themselves.