￼ ￼Japan's Children's Day
On May 5th in Japan, Children's Day is celebrated. This festival used to be Boy's Day, but now it is a holiday to celebrate every child being happy. However, for most people, May 5th is a day to
￼pray for the health and happiness of their sons.
On this day, the sky is crowded with carp kites called koi nobori. Koi means carp, a kind of fish. Our’s will be made of paper. It will be shaped like a fish in the spirit of an old legend about a carp fish that swims upstream and becomes a dragon.
When the wind blows the carp kites wiggle and waver, appearing to be swimming.