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Children’s day on 5th May

5th May is national holiday as “children’s day”.
This is a celebration for boys.

Boy’s parents display colorful carp banners or samurai helmet.
in Japanese “Koinobori”.
This pole is 5-6 meters tall, on windy days, the carps look like swimming in the sky!

in Japanese “Kabuto.

Many parents display them hoping that children will grow up with health and happiness.

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Japan holiday “Golden week”

Everybody says “The Japanese works hard!”
That’s right!
But in this Japan, there are holiday week called “Golden week and silver week”!
In this year,most of companies will close from 2nd May to 6th May.
This is Golden week.

Normally,Working time in Japan is 5 days a week.
Saturday and Sunday is off.

2nd May…Saturday (weekly off)
3rd May…Sunday but Constitution Day (national holiday)
4th May…Greenery Day (national holiday)
5th May…Children’s Day (national holiday)
6th May…a substitute holiday of Constitution day.

Many Japanese go somewhere to travel with family.
Because it is very difficult to get off on normal day.
So there are no chance to travel except this Golden week.
But in this season, it become expensive travel fee, hotel fee…etc.

So you’d better to come to Japan except this holiday.
Because there are many people all over Japan like Easter!!

I have a barbecue on this Golden holiday:-)

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national holiday in Japan

Yesterday, 12 JAN.2015 was national holiday 『Seijinshiki (Coming-of-Age Day)』.

When a person reaches 20 years of age, they are considered to be an adult in Japan.
Drinking alcohol is permitted and you can enjoy a greater degree of freedom.
On one hand, you become a full citizen and are given the right to vote,
but at the same time, you also have new responsibilities as an adult,
such as having to enroll in a pension plan and other duties.
People celebrate the adulthood of those reaching 20 on what is known as seijinnohi,or coming-of-age day.
This celebration used to be held on January 15th,
but it was changed to the second Monday of January.

Each town and city has its own ceremony.
The “new adults” go back to their hometown to attend the ceremony.
It is a good opportunity for them to see old friends.
Many women wear furisode, colorful, long-sleeved kimono, and have their hair dressed in a formal up-style,
furisode kimono
and some men also wear kimono with hakama.

Some of the “new adults” take the opportunity to start drinking and messing around at the ceremony, displaying immature behavior.

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