JAPANESE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

Children’s Day in Japan — Carp Streamers, Samurai, and Sweets

A national holiday celebrating children and families

Carp streamers against a blue sky are decorations for Children's Day in Japan.
Carp streamers. (Ogawa T, Pixabay. No attribution required.)

May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan, a national holiday with a long and amazing history.

The Five Festivals

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