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2024 - Come Celebrate Kodomo No Hi, or Children's Day! Make a Koinobori, Eat Kashiwa Mochi, Performances..NEW

2024 - Come Celebrate Kodomo No Hi, or Children's Day! Make a Koinobori, Eat Kashiwa Mochi, Performances..
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Date: Sunday, 5 May, 2024       Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Map of Balboa Park Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego (Main), 2215 Pan American Rd E

All of the activities, vendors and performances will take place inside the garden’s gates. We invite guests to make special koinobori, play games, and eat kashiwamochi. Performances will run throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy wearing yukatas, courtesy of the SD Kimono Club. Come join us for an exciting event!

Date for Kodomo No Hi, Childrens Day
May 5, 2024

Event Time
10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Description of Kodomo No Hi, Childrens Day
May 5 was originally known as Tango no sekku , the Japanese equivalent of the Double Fifth which is a holiday celebrated in many Chinese households around the world. In 1948, the government changed the official name to Children’s Day.

However, even though May 5 is officially known as Children’s Day, most Japanese still consider and celebrate the “double fifth” as Boy’s Day while Girl’s Day is celebrated on the “double third” (March 3).

Free Activities
Koinobori Craft
Origami Kabuto
Kamishibai: 11:30AM-2:00PM

Performance Schedule
11:00 am: Shofukan Kendo Dojo
12:00 pm: Genbu Daiko
01:00 pm: San Diego Eisa/Sanshin/Hula Team
02:00 pm: San Diego Kimono Club
03:00 pm: Japanese Academy of San Diego & Tsumiki Preschool

All steps must be completed in order to be fully registered.. 

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Sunday, 5 May, 2024

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Kodomo No Hi, Childrens Day, Balboa Park San Diego
Phone: (619) 232-2721

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