May 5, 2011 Holiday – Children’s Day in Japan

Children’s Day also known as ‘Kodomo no hi’ is a national holiday in Japan which honours children every year on May, 5. On this day families hang colorful carp kites outside their houses which symbolise determination and vigor, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream. Samurai warrior figurines and helmets are also displayed to inspire strength and bravery. There are plenty of events for children held around the country on this day. Children take part in traditional Japanese plays, “Kids’ Olympics” games and also use the day to show respect and gratitude for the teachers, parents, and relatives who care for them.

Recommended gifts to Japan for Children’s Day: sweet giftsballoonscakes

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