Boys’ Day in Japan

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 'Boy's Day' carp flag in Japan
Today is is my day, Boys’ Day—the Boy’s Festival Tango no Sekku. In politically correct nomenclature it is now called “Children’s Day” kodomo no hi and it is a national holiday. Traditionally on this day, families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai armor, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life.

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via dra_love‘s flickr | creative-commons notice

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