Children's Day in Japan in 2020

Children's Day in Japan in 2020
  How long until Children's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 228 days.
  Dates of Children's Day in Japan
2021 Japan Wed, May 5 National Holiday
2020 Japan Tue, May 5 National Holiday
2019 May 5, May 6
JapanMon, May 6National Holiday (in lieu)
JapanSun, May 5National Holiday
2018 Japan Sat, May 5 National Holiday
2017 Japan Fri, May 5 National Holiday
  Summary
This is a day set aside to respect childrens personalities and to celebrate their happiness
  Local name
Kodomo no hi

When is Children's Day?

Part of Golden Week, Children's Day Festival is celebrated on this day, the fifth of the fifth.

It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.

Traditions of Children's Day in Japan

It was designated a National holiday by the Japanese government in 1948.

Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life.

Until recently, it was known as Boys' Day while Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri) was 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.

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