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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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