Kids at the Children Festival in Japan

26.12.2013 in17:01 in Kids -->


November 15, or the week including November 15, everywhere in Japan, you can see the incredibly charming, dressed in bright kimonos kids, hurrying with moms, dads and grandparents to a nearby temple. Because these days the favorite holiday of all the Japanese ancient Shichi-Go-San, or the feast of the children.

Shichi-Go-San (“Seven-Five-Three”) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend.