Friday, May 3, 2013

Celebrate Children's Day on Cinco de Mayo

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

I realize that many folks of a certain age are going to be spending May 5 drinking Mexican beers of varying qualities and enjoying tacos of varying deliciousness. However, for those who'd like to expose their kids to a different cultural celebration, I'd like to recommend you head over to Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. There, they'll be celebrating the Children's Day Festival, a Japanese tradition since 1948 created "to respect children's personalities and celebrate their happiness," according to Yume Japanese Gardens.

For most of us, May 5 brings to mind the Mexican-American celebration of Cinco de Mayo. But May is also a national holiday in Japan — Children's Day — set aside since 1948 to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson is holding a Children's Day Festival on May 5, featuring yukatas (light summer kimonos) for youngsters, goldfish netting, origami, traditional Japanese toys, Taiko drumming, and much more. Flying above it all at the entrance to the Gardens will be colorful giant wind socks in the shape of carp, a traditional way of commemorating the birth of children.

The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. and the Gardens are at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, one block south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. For more information, please call 343-0926.

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