Japan's Children's Day Celebration

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Kodomo no hi

Sunday 5 May 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm 
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Children’s Day in Japan is set aside each year to celebrate children’s strengths, personalities and happiness. ‘Koinobori’, carp-shaped streamers and windsocks, are displayed outside homes, in streets and parks as a symbol of the carp’s strength as it swims against the current.  

The City of Hobart, supported by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, will join many other cities across the world in celebrating Japan’s Children’s Day. Local school children will contribute to the festivities by making traditional style carp streamers and windsocks, from recycled materials, to decorate the gardens. 

Event details

The event will see the Japanese Gardens adorned with close to 600 carp-inspired streamers and windsocks and include a program of performances by participating school students as well as offerings of traditional style Japanese food and other refreshments for purchase. 

IMPORTANT: In the event of bad weather, this event may be relocated to City Hall, 57-63 Macquarie Street, Hobart. A notice confirming the venue will be posted here and on the City of Hobart Facebook page, by 7 am on the morning of the event, Sunday 5 May 2019. 

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