Archive | April, 2011

Wait, Children Get Their Own Holiday in Japan?


Yep, their very own holiday, crazy isn’t it! :)

Like Hina Matsuri, the holiday catering for young girls, Kodomo no Hi was originally called Tango no Sekku, an annual holiday and celebration for young boys. Although now a celebration for all children, indeed Kodomo no Hi means children’s day in Japanese, it still retains a masculine feel with displays of warriors in armour and koi fish flags called koinobori to represent strength. However, Kodomo no Hi is now mainly a national holiday celebrated on the 5th of May and a day when people celebrate the happiness of children and wish them success in their lives.

Read on for Japan Centre‘s favourite part of every holiday festival… the delicious Japanese food!

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