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CUSTOM

CUSTOM TO CELEBRATE BOYS' DAY (NOW CALLED CHILDREN'S DAY), ON MAY
5TH. ON THIS DAY A COLORFUL CLOTH CARP IS FLOWN FROM THE FAMILY
POLE IN THE GARDEN, SINCE THE CARP SYMBOLIZES THE STRENGTH AND
PERSEVERANCE OF THE CARP AS IT STRUGGLES UP STREAM AGAINST THE
DOWNWARD CURRENT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED IN JAPAN WHILE SHE WAS GROWING UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FISH ; FLAG OR BANNER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
BELIEF -- Celestial Body

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AN ELEMENT OF JAPAN'S CHILDREN'S DAY

IN JAPAN, INSTEAD OF RECEIVING GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY, THEY RECEIVE
GIFTS ON A CHILDREN'S DAY.

Data entry tech comment: DATE ASSIGNED CHILDREN'S DAY FROM RESEARCH: MAY 5

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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CUSTOM

IN JAPAN, MAY 5 IS CHILDREN'S DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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DAY OF THE CARP

WHILE LIVING IN JAPAN MY MOTHER OBSERVED THE JAPANESE CELEBRATION
OF THE "DAY OF THE CARP." IN JAPAN THE CARP IS CONSIDERED A VERY
STRONG FISH AND SO A PAPER CARP SHAPED KITE FOR EACH BOY IN THE
FAMILY IS HUNG OUT OF THE WINDOW AND FLOWN TO SYMBOLIZE THEIR WISH
THAT EACH ONE OF THEIR SONS GROWS UP TO BE A STRONG MAN.

Data entry tech comment: TANGO-NO-SEKKU, BOYS' FESTIVAL, CARP FLYING DAY, IN SPICER, DOROTHY.
BOOK OF FESTIVALS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLAG OR BANNER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
BELIEF -- Celestial Body

Date learned: 03-30-1968

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FESTIVAL: BOYS' DAY

BOYS TO THE OKINAWANS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MORE FAVORED THAN GIRLS.
ONE DAY OF THE YEAR IS KNOWN AS BOYS' DAY. BRIGHT COLORED FISH
(PAPER OR MATERIAL) ON A FLAG POSTED ABOVE HOUSES AND STORES TELL
EVERYONE THAT IT'S BOYS' DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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SAINT GEORGE EVE

IN BULGARIA THE NIGHT BEFORE SAINT GEORGE'S DAY A YOUNG LAMB IS KILLE
AND ITS BLOOD IS SMEARED ON THE ARBOR OF THE HOUSE. THE LAMB IS
THEN EATEN. CANDLES ARE BURNED WHICH HAVE GREENERY AROUND THEM
DURING THIS TIME.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SEEMS TO THINK THIS FESTIVAL HAS ITS ROOTS IN THE
JEWISH PASSOVER OBSERVANCE.

Data entry tech comment: DATE ASSIGNED SAINT GEORGE'S EVE: MAY 5, SAINT GEORGE'S DAY, MAY 6.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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MARCH THIRD IS GIRLS' DAY, FREE TO BE APPROACHED. MAY FIFTH IS BOYS'
DAY (FREE TO BE APPROACHED.)

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO OUR MOTHER,S DAY AND FATHER,S DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Signs of availability
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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MARCH 3 IS GIRLS DAY (FREE TO BE APPROACHED).
MAY 5 IS BOYS DAY (FREE TO BE APPROACHED).

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO OUR MOTHERS' DAY AND FATHERS' DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; JAPAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 3
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 5

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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