Children’s Day

When I was a little girl growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, I loved that my Korean heritage afforded me the privilege of celebrating a unique holiday called "Children's Day." It's celebrated in Japan too, and occurs every year on May 5th. In Japan, this day is also known as Boy's Day, and is part of a string of national holidays that form a week-long holiday called Golden Week. On May 5th, families with sons display koinobori, flying carp banners, as well as samurai dolls. It's a festive way to start off summer!

Since we're not Japanese, we take liberties on this day and celebrate it rather untraditionally.


One year we had a tea party at home

another year we went boating on a lake

It means so much to our children to have a holiday just for them. Why not celebrate it with your children too?


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