Tango no Sekku – Boys Festival in Japan

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Tango no Sekku (Boys Festival) is celebrated on May 5th in Japan. Large carp windsocks, called koinobori, are displayed outside houses of families with boys. The carp is a symbol of Tango no Sekku, because they’re considered strong and determined. Here’s a link to a traditional song for Tango no Sekku called the Koinoburi Song or Carp Windsocks…

Thanks to Ayako Egwa and Stephanie Batzer for sharing their photos of Carp Windsocks!

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