Tanabata Festival ~Thu, 7th July vs Hougang~

newsYour wish will come true. Tanabata Festival. ■Free Entry for couple and children

To play first home game in July, against Hougang United FC. 

In last matchup against Hougang United FC, we lost as the opener just before the end.

Then, let’s play a revenge somehow this time.

At Jurong East Stadium on the day of Tanabata, Tanabata Festival will be took place this year too. 

[What is Tanabata Festival about?]

 Tanabata is a Japanese tradition wherein people write their wishes on tanzaku papers (short rectangular strips of paper) 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.



20th Leg, 2011 S.League for Albirex Niigata FC (S)


【Date&Time】7th July 2011, Thu, 7:30pm Kick Off

【Opponent】Hougang United FC

【Venue】Jurong East Stadium (MAP)

(Nearest MRT Station: Chinese Garden, 5 mins walk)


*Subject to change. Please check Albirex website before coming to Stadium.


Hang your wish up on bamboo!◆


The club is preparing tanzaku papers (short rectangular strips of paper) and bamboo in front of

Canon Booth(2nd floor) for Tanabata festival .

Let’s pen down your wishes on tanzaku, and hang them up on bamboo branches to come true.

Your tanzaku will be sent to Japan by JAL(Japan Airlines) , and will be dedicated to shrine

“Osaki Hachimangu” in Sendai city.

★Players and Coaches are hanging up too.



◆Free Entry for couple and children◆


In conjunction with Tanabata, the club offers free entry to the match on 7 July for couples(lovers,

married couple) and children(12 years old or under) who hang tanzaku up on bamboo branches.

If you want, please ask to the staff at Canon Booth.


Donation Box


As an action of support to people during natural disaster in Japan,

the club will place donation box at stadium this day too.

Thank you for your co-operation.


●Charity Photo Gift (Limited number)

The club will give a Charity Photo which is designed for this day as gift to people who donate.

We are also planning to give photo which will be taken on match day after the match.

This event is supported by our main sponsor Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

*Limited number. First come first served basis.


The club hopes your wish will come true!



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