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Children's Day (Japan) facts for kids

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Flags decorated like koi fish (koinobori) are common on Children's Day

Children's Day (子供の日 , kodomo no hi) in Japan is celebrated on May 5. It has been a national holiday in Japan since 1948. Children's Day is one of a group of national holidays called Golden Week.


Since the 8th century, it was traditional to have special days for children twice a year—March 3 for girls and May 5 for boys.

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