こどもの日

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    こどものひ (kodomonohi)

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  • expressionnoun
    Children's Day (national holiday; May 5)
    • Kinderdag, Kinderendag {Japanse feestdag gevierd op 5 mei}
      • Tag der Kinder, Kindertag (nationaler Feiertag; 5. Mai)
        • Dan otrok
          • Día de los Niños (fiesta nacional; 5 de Mayo)

            Koinobori 鯉のぼり

            こどもの日 - Children's Day (national holiday; May 5)Image Koinobori 鯉のぼり: Public Domain

            Japanese celebrations

            Special days, festivities and celebrations in Japan.

            Calendar of special days and celebrations in Japan:1

            DateJapaneseEnglish
            1月1日🎍 New Year's Day
            2nd Monday of January👦 Coming of Age Day
            2月11日🎌 National Foundation Day
            2月14日💘 Valentine's Day
            3月3日🎎 Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day or Girls' Day)
            3月14日💟 White Day
            3月20日~🌱 Vernal Equinox Day
            4月29日Shōwa Day (Shōwa Era Emperor Birthday)
            5月3日Constitution Memorial Day
            5月4日🌲 Greenery Day (Nature day)
            5月5日🎏 Children's Day
            Early MayGolden Week
            3rd Monday of July🌊 Marine Day
            7月7日 or 8月7日🎋 Tanabata (Star Festival)
            7月15日Obon (Festival of the Dead)
            3rd Monday of September👴 Respect for the Aged Day
            9月23日~🍂 Autumnal Equinox Day
            2nd Monday of October🏃 Health and Sports Day
            11月3日📚 Culture Day
            11月15日👧 Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three)
            11月23日💼 Labor Thanksgiving Day
            12月23日The Emperor's Birthday
            12月25日🎅 Christmas
            12月31日Oomisoka (New Year's Eve)
            12月31日 at midnight🔔 Joya-no-kane (New Year bells)

            1. Dates are expressed in Japanese format: monthday日 

            Children's Day - こどもの日

            Children's day is a day to celebrate the happiness of all children and their healthy growth.

            May 5th is Children's day, also called (boys festival). During this day, people celebrate the happiness of all children and their healthy growth. It is a National Holiday since 1948.

            Families with boys often display a helmet replica or samurai dolls at home and fly carp streamers outside.

            Tradicional foods during this day are (a rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves) and (rice cakes wrapped in an oak leaf with sweet adzuki beans inside).

            In Japan, Children's day is celebrated twice a year. (hina matsuri) on March 3rd for the girls and (kodomonohi) on May 5th for the boys.

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