Tuesday, July 5, 2011

7th July Tanabata!!

Hello every one!! Today's topic is Tanabata(七夕) Have you ever heard of this??Do you know anything about this?? If not, don't worry. I will explain:)

Here is the explanation of the Japanese event.

Tanabata(七夕, meaning 'Evening of the seventh') is a Japanese star festival. On the day, Japanese people celebrate the meeting of Orihime(Vega) and Hikoboshi(Altair).
-What happened between these two guys??
According to legend, the Milkiy Way, a river of stars that crosses the sky, separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The celebration is held at night.
I personally think that this is a kind of sad story...but we celebrate it.

-How to celebrate it??
People generally celebrate this day by writing wishes on tanzaku(短冊), small pieces of paper, and hanging them on bamboo with other decorations.

If you have tanzaku, some pieces of paper and bamboo, it is ready to make wishes!! On 7th July is the day!! Please don't miss it:)

See you!!


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