May 5th: Children’s Day | Holidays in Japan

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May 5th (Thu), 2022

子供の日 / Kodomo no hi

Children’s Day

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Originally, it is a day to celebrate a growth and good fortune of boys.

Outside their houses, families with boys fly large carp streamers called, koinobori.

Inside they display various kinds od warrior dolls and equipment and prepare some of the special foods.

In 1948, this day was designed a national holiday and renamed “Children’s Day.”

It is now a day for boys and girls to celebrate together.

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