Children's Day Vocabulary

Children's Day Vocabulary

Kodomo no Hi- Children’s Day in Japanese, also known as Boys’ Day. The holiday was originally a day to celebrate young boys by displaying samurai dolls and helmets as well as spending time with family. Nowadays, it is a day that celebrates both boys and girls. It is usually celebrated on May 5.

Hina Matsuri- Girls’ Day, on March 3, celebrates young girls. It was celebrated by displaying ornate dolls representing royalty.

Golden Week- Golden Week is a series of national holidays that are within a span of a week starting from April 29 to May 5. The holidays are Shōwa no Hi (Shōwa Day) on April 29, Kenpō Kinenbi (Constitution Memorial Day) on May 3, Midori no Hi (Greenery Day) on May 4, and Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) on May 5. Japanese families often celebrate through going on trips or vacations during this time of the year.

Koinobori- carp-shaped wind socks that are hung outside.

Learn more about Golden Week