The Hakata Dontaku (博多どんたく) is a festival held annually in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan.
The Hakata Dontaku has been held every year since 1962 during Golden Week, from 3 May to 4 May.
The word “Dontaku” originates in Dutch “Zondag” meaning Sunday. Dontaku was named by Meiji government for a holiday some 150 years ago, then for any festival held merely on holidays along with the distinction of original usage. Hakata or Fukuoka-city is the exceptional location now in Japan preserving this named festival. assuming origin in Matsubayashi parade of feudal age about 500 years ago.
|DATE||2019.05.03 – 2019.05.04|
|ACCESS||10-minute walk from the JR Hakata Station|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi