Kodomo no Hi (こどもの日; meaning "Children's Day") is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month, and is part of the Golden Week. Universal Children's Day In 1954 the United Nations General Assembly suggested that all nations should observe a Universal Children's Day as a day of worldwide For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Lists of holidays The words holiday or vacation have related meanings in different English-speaking countries and continents but will usually refer to one of Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John also known as or is a Japanese term applied to the period containing the following public holidays April 29, until 1988 It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It was designated a National holiday by the Japanese government in 1948.
The day was originally called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句?), and was celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th moon in the lunar calendar or Chinese calendar. A lunar calendar is a Calendar that is based on cycles of the Moon phase. The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, incorporating elements of a Lunar calendar with those of a Solar calendar. After Japan's switch to the Gregorian calendar, the date was moved to May 5th on the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used Calendar in the world today The festival is still celebrated in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as the Duanwu Festival or Duen Ng Festival (Cantonese), in Korea as the Dano Festival, and Vietnam as the Tết Đoan Ngọ on the traditional lunar calendar date. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Macau topics. Dano, also called Surit-nal, is a Korean holiday that falls on the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar Korean calendar. - Tết Đoan Ngọ (literally Tết festival Đoan the start/straight/middle/righteousness/just Ngọ the seventh animal of the Chinese zodiac - the horse - Compare to
Sekku means a season's festival (there are five sekku per year). Tango no Sekku marks the beginning of summer or the rainy season. Summer is one of the four Temperate Seasons Summer marks the warmest time of year with the longest days A wet season or rainy season is a Season in which the average Rainfall in a region is significantly increased Tango has a double meaning: Tan means "edge" or "first" and go means "noon. " In Japanese go also means five (五), which could refer to the date of the festival: the fifth day of the fifth month. In Chinese culture, the fifth month of the Chinese calendar was said to be a month for purification, and many rites that were said to drive away evil spirits were performed. The Culture of China (traditional Chinese 中國文化 simplified Chinese 中国文化 is home to one of the world's oldest and most complex Civilizations covering a history The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, incorporating elements of a Lunar calendar with those of a Solar calendar.
Although it is not known precisely when this day started to be celebrated, it was probably during the reign of the Empress Suiko (593–628 A. was the 33rd tenno of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession and the first of eight women to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. D. ). In Japan, Tango no Sekku was assigned to the fifth day of the fifth month after the Nara period. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The of the History of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794.
Until recently, Tango no Sekku was known as Boys' Day (also known as Feast of Banners) while Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri) was celebrated on March 3. The Japanese, or Girls' Day is held on March 3, the third day of the third month Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian 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. It was renamed Kodomo no Hi. There is some concern that, despite its renaming, it is still Boys' Day and it is inappropriate that Boys' Day is a national holiday, while Girls' Day is not.
Before this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, and the way the flags blow in the wind looks like they are swimming), one for each boy (or child), display a Kintarō doll usually riding on a large carp, and the traditional Japanese military helmet, kabuto. Carp is a common name for various Freshwater Fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large meaning "carp banner" in Japanese are Carp -shaped Wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day. Kabuto (兜 冑 is a Helmet used with traditional Japanese Armour as worn by Samurai. Kintarō and the kabuto are symbols of a strong and healthy boy.
Kintarō (金太郎?) is the childhood name of Sakata no Kintoki who was a hero in the Heian period, a subordinate samurai of Minamoto no Raikou, having been famous for his strength when he was a child. The is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185. Kuniyoshi Utagawa Minamoto Yorimitsu also known as Raikojpg|thumb| Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Minamoto Yorimitsu fights Tsuchi-gumo]] (944-1021 also known as It is said that Kintarō rode a bear, instead of a horse, and played with animals in the mountains when he was a young boy. The horse ( Equus caballus) is a hoofed ( Ungulate) Mammal, one of eight living species of the family Equidae.
Mochi rice cakes wrapped in kashiwa (oak) leaves — kashiwa-mochi (just like regular mochi, but is also filled with red beans jam) and chimaki (a kind of "sweet rice paste," wrapped in an iris or bamboo leaf) — are traditionally served on this day. Mochi ( Japanese: ja [[wiktiary餅 餅]] Chinese: zh-TW [[wiktionary麻 麻]][[wiktionary糬 糬]] is a Japanese and Chinese Rice cake The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of about 400 species of Trees and Shrubs in the Genus Quercus (from Latin