May 7th, 2013 Children's Day

May 5th is a day called "Children's Day" in Japan. The day was established by Japanese government to wish the healthy growth of the children.

On this day, Japanese people display carp streamers and armor suits at home. The carp symbolizes healthy growth and the armor symbolizes strength.

My son's birthday happened to be the following day, May 6th. He just turned five, but for him, May just seems to mean a happy month which he receives a lot of gifts.

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