Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Children's Day in Japan, 5th May

Children's Day (Kodomo no hi) is celebrated on 5th May in Japan. It is a national holiday on which all children are celebrated and their mothers are honoured.

There are many colourful traditions, including the hanging of koinobori (carp kites) and the display of warrior dolls. Rice cakes wrapped in bamboo leaves are eaten, and everybody enjoys the holiday.

At Activity Village we have enjoyed learning about Children's Day so much that we have created a number of crafts, activities and printables for you to enoy too. And we are working on a theme page all about Japan, for kids, too.

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