Monday, 14 November 2016

Childrens' Day

Today in India we commemorate Childrens' day, in loving remembrance of our first prime minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru.  It is a day celebrated across the country and children are really excited about the day - besides the fact that it is a holiday from classes!

I also read of something similar in Japan through the following link on austraLasia 4199.  Though it is not exactly the same celebration which is actually held on May 5 in Japan but something akin.  It is called the Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3).  It is celebrated as rite of passage to middle childhood, an ancient ritual with roots in the Heian period (AD 794-1185) in the royal court.
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