TUMON BAY, Guam - July 10, 2012 - Hilton Guam Resort & Spa hosted its first Tanabata trees from July 6th to July 8th, in celebration of the customary Japanese tradition "Tanabata".
In the tradition of "Tanabata", citizens of Japan write their wishes on colorful strips of paper and hang them on the branches of a bamboo tree, in hopes of their wishes coming true. The tradition began based on an old Japanese legend about forbidden lovers, who were allowed to see each other only on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, July 7th.
Hilton Guam Resort & Spa had two Tanabata displays, with each exhibit displaying the story behind Tanabata, and including colorful strips of paper for guests to write their wishes on. The Tanabata displays were up from July 6th - July 8th at Hilton Guam's lobby and popular buffet restaurant, Islander Terrace. The trees garnered hundreds of wishes from hotel guests and locals alike.