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Joya-e – New Year’s Eve Service
December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
The New Year’s Eve Service is called Joya-e and is observed at all temples on New Year’s Eve. Adherents assemble before the shrine of Amida Buddha to quietly recollect the happenings of the year and to rejoice in the blessings of Amida. The New Year’s Eve bell is stroked 108 times as a symbol of overcoming of the 108 passions human beings are said to possess. Info: seattlebetsuin.com.