May 5th is Children’s Day celebration in Japan that falls under the golden week holiday.
Tango no Sekku is known as Boy’s Day (also known as Feast of Banners) while Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri) is celebrated on March 3.
In 1948, the government decreed this day to be a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all children and to express gratitude toward mothers.
It was renamed Kodomo no Hi.
Before this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, and the way the flags blow in the wind looks like they are swimming), one for each boy (or child), display a Kintarō doll usually riding on a large carp, and the traditional Japanese military helmet, kabuto. Kintarō and the kabuto are symbols of a strong and healthy boy.
Families are seen displaying “Kabuto (a helmet used in olden times, ) at home to wish a healthy and grow to be a strong man.
Also read: Riverside Chakra The Relaxing Way to Enjoy Fall in Matsusaka
Kintarō (金太郎?) is the childhood name of Sakata no Kintoki who was a hero in the Heian period, a subordinate samurai of Minamoto no Raikou, having been famous for his strength when he was a child. It is said that Kintarō rode a bear, instead of a horse, and played with animals in the mountains when he was a young boy. (source Wikipedia)
(A nobori is being raised in a park near my place during a week of the celebration.)
This is absolutely Nice Holidays and Children’s Day, super Ganda ng Culture po talaga jan sa Japan Mommy Ann, Siguradong Nagiging Masaya ang bawat Kabataan, tapos yung mga Kind of Flag na dragon ba yun or Fish, was so Nice too.. This Blog was so Awesome, really worth to Visit and Read
Thank you for being here 🙂
Nakakatuwa naman po na may ganitong celebration sa japan,dahil para po sa akin talaga naman biyaya sa amin ang aming mga anak.Salamat po sa information na binigay nito dahil nagkaroon po ako ng kaalaman tungkol sa japan ito po ay isa sa mga gusto kong puntahan pati na rin po ang aking nga anak.Masaya po siguro makasama sa ganitong selebrasyon lalo na at patungkol sa mga bata na tiyak na masisiyahan sa mga nakasabit na koinobori flag
Yes, true enough yung flag symbol na most parents want for their children, healthy and strong..:)
ang galing naman po dito . My childrens day . And nkakatuwa ung celebration na pwedeng gawin , picnic spend time etc . Maganda din po ung ganito .. isa na dn po ito sa way para mas maramdaman nla ung pagmamahal natin sknila .
yes, viewing those carp streaming flags sa park during Chidren’s day or Boy’s Day, you can’t help but be amaze.. 🙂