Posts Tagged ‘ Kodomo no hi ’

Kodomo No Hi

May 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Kodomo No Hi is celebrate annually on May 5th in Japan.  The  day was known as Boy’s Day until 1948 when was declared a national holiday and was renamed “Children’s Day”.  Today families pray for the health, strength and future success of their children, both boys and girls, on this holiday that is one of […]

Golden Week in Japan

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

What happens when four national holidays fall within seven days in Japan?  Golden Week.  Many businesses close completely during this period due and many people travel abroad or within Japan resulting in extremely heavy traffic at the airports and on the trains and roadways.  While most tourist destinations and larger stores are not affected by […]