Celebrating Children’s Day in Japan
May 5 is Children’s Day, when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. It became a national holiday in 1948, but it has been a day of celebration in Japan since ancient times.
The fifth day of the fifth month was traditionally called Tango no Sekku and was a festival for boys. Girls have their own festival, called Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), held on the third day of the third month.
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JAPAN: Kodomo no Hi
Kodomo No Hi, or Children’s Day, is a holiday dedicated to the health and happiness of children in Japan. It’s the last day of the Golden Week holiday.
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