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Higan (Buddhism)
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Higan, or Ohigan, is celebrated twice a year, during the spring and fall equinoxes. This is an important date for Jodo Shinshu Buddhists in particular. On this date, the day and night are the same length, symbolizing equality and harmony. It is believed that the Buddha appears on earth during this week to save stray souls, thus many Buddhists visit cemeteries and pay respects to their passed ancestors. 

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