Here is a “timeline” for special occasions and events in Okinawa (or Japan in general). Some posts are not created yet… it is a work in progress. Click the links to find out a little more info on each.
January: New Years (New Years Cards: 年賀状, Hatsumode, New Years Shopping: 福袋, Winter Gifts, Otoshidama, Kagami-biraki: 鏡開き), Shinnenkai, Muuchi-no-hi 1 and Muuchi part 2, Coming of Age Day, Lunar New Year
May: Okinawa Haari ハーリー: Dragon boat races, Golden Week, Childrens’ Day: こどもの日, Motobu Hydrangea, Hotaru 蛍 (fireflies), Tsuyu 梅雨 (Rainy Season), Nanmin Matsuri (Naminoue Shrine), Okinawa Lunar Calendar, 5th month 4th day: ユッカヌヒー
July: Tanabata, “Star Festival”: 七夕, Summer festivals: 夏祭り, Okinawa’s bon dance, Eisa: エイサー, Beach BBQ party: ビーチパーティー, Haebaru Sunflowers, Ocean Day, Moon Beach Luau, Grape Picking in Okinawa: ぶどう狩り, Beer Gardens in Okinawa: ビアガーデン
September: Tsukimi: 月見, Autumn Equinox (秋分), Shuri Castle Mid-Autumn Banquet, Respect for the Aged Day: 敬老の日, 8th Lunar month in Okinawa: ハチグヮチ (八月), Okinawa Lion Dance: 獅子舞, Ungami (Ogimi village), Orion Beer and All-island Eisa festival
October: Sports Day, Juusanya (Moon-viewing, pt. 2)
November: Culture Day (文化の日), Shichi-go-san (七五三), Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日)
Other special events: