こどもの日

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  • こどものひ kodomonohi

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  • noun
    Children's Day (national holiday; May 5th)

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    こどもの日 - Children's Day (national holiday; May 5th)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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