Children's Day in Japan
Children's Day in Japan is held on April 17. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
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Children's Day (こどもの日, Kodomo no Hi) is a Japanese national holiday. The day was originally called Tango no sekku (端午の節句) – one of the five annual ceremonies held at the imperial court – and was celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon in the Chinese calendar. After Japan switched to the Gregorian calendar, the date was moved to May 5.
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