こどもの日

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Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of こども (kodomo, child, children) +‎ (no, possessive particle) +‎ (hi, day).

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Koinobori: carp (koi) streamers put up for Children's Day. The black carp (Magoi) at the top represents the father, the red carp (Higoi) represents the mother, and the last carp represents the son, with an additional carp added for each subsequent son with color and position denoting their relative age.

こどもの日 (hiragana こどものひ, romaji Kodomo no Hi)

  1. Children's Day, a festival held in Japan on 5 May to celebrate children; part of the Golden Week series of holidays in May

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