Japanese Children’s Day = Mother’s Day?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNeLgJePx2w] by Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education When you are young, you don’t pay attention to the meaning of holidays; you are just happy to have the day off from school. On May 5th, the Japanese celebrate a national holiday called Children’s Day.  I do not remember what we did for the celebration because May 5th is Tango no settku translated as Boy’s Day.  If you are in Japan, you will see colorful koinobori (carp kites) hoisted outdoors of the homes of families who have male children. I have a sister, …

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