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Japan’s Children’s Day

To celebrate Japan’s Children’s Day on 5th May our Chef prepared a delicious lunch for pupils and staff.  Several of our Japanese families brought in traditional items to decorate the lunch-hall and inform our pupils of the significance of this special day.   Children’s Day is based on ‘the day for the prevention of cruelty to children’ and was established in 1948.  The purpose was to celebrate children’s happiness and to respect them as individuals.  In addition, to give thanks to each child’s Mother.  Many people in Japan display colourful carp banners and eat traditional sweets to celebrate.  Parents hope that their children will grow up with courage and wisdom.