🎏 Children Day -こどもの日 in Japan
Children's Day 🎏 (こどもの日 Kodomo no Hi) is a Japanese national holiday on May 5th every year. Families celebrate the perseverance, happiness, strength and well being of boys 👦 This is a special day that has been celebrating in Japan since ancient times and It became a national holiday in 1948.
The day was traditionally called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句), and was a festival for boys 👦 . This festival was strongly linked to samurai culture🗡️ in the past. Girls have their own festival too, which is called Hina Matsuri (雛祭り) - Doll Festival 🎎 on March 3rd every year. On this special day, colorful carp shaped streamers - Koinobori (鯉のぼり) 🎏would appear all over Japan! The flying koinobori is a beautiful sight in the wind. Carp shaped streamers can be also made by drawing pattern on paper.
How to make your own Origami Koinobori?
This video from 親子で一緒に折り紙ーOrigamiー demonstrates how to make origammi koinobori. This is a fun and easy DIY project for your kids and we have colorful origami paper in traditional Japanese patterns available at Oomomo!
How to make your own Koinobori using toilet paper rolls?
You can also recycle toilet paper rolls by making beautiful koinobori at home! Follow the step by step from this tutorial from Squirrel Minds! Tan created adorable cute koinobori that you can simply kick start a kid-friendly DIY project at home using materials such as 3 toilet paper rolls, tissue papers, double sized tapes and little more. Click here for the link for her project.