Japan's Children's Day Celebration 2020

Next date: Saturday, 02 May 2020 | 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Kodomo no hi

At the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden

Decorations will be displayed on Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May

Student performances are from 11 am – 1 pm on Sunday 3 May

Children’s Day in Japan is set aside each year to celebrate children. The event acknowledges children's strengths, personalities and happiness. 

Carp-shaped streamers and windsocks called “koinobori” as a symbol of the carp's strength as it swims against the current, are displayed outside homes, in streets and parks. 

The City of Hobart will celebrate Children’s Day in 2020 by decorating the Japanese Garden with traditional koinobori windsocks donated by our sister city Yaizu, along with a colourful array of decorations hand made by local school students from schools where Japanese is taught. 

The decorations will adorn the Japanese Gardens at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May and the general public are encouraged to come along to view them.

A formal opening and program of presentations will be held with the participating students, on Sunday 3 May from 11 am until 1 pm. Food vans will be on site offering traditional Japanese fare.

All are welcome to attend and booking is not required.

Schools wishing to participate in the event should visit this page.

Japan's Children's Day



  • Saturday, 02 May 2020 | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday, 03 May 2020 | 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Japanese Garden

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain 7000  View Map

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