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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Children's day/День детей

Japan celebrates the children's day on May 5 of every year. It used to be the Boy's day, but now it is the children's day. For the holiday, the houses and streets are decorated with carps, like on the picture below. The carp symbolizes a leader, because carps can swim against the stream, and, according to Chinese tales, carps can turn into dragons.

Япония празднует день Детей каждый год 5-го мая. Раньше этот праздник назывался днем Мальчиков. Дома и улицы украшают воздушными змеями в виде карпов. Считается что карп это сильная рыба которая может плыть против течения. В китайских сказках карп может превратиться в дракона.


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