Posts Tagged ‘Japanese Festivals’

Toronto Fallidays: Shichi-Go-San

 

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In keeping with our series celebrating the diversity of Toronto’s cultural make-up, Toronto “Fallidays” today we are looking at a traditional Japanese celebration that will be going on around our city on Tuesday November 15. This is a big day for children of Japanese descent; Shichi-Go-San, the traditional rite-of-passage festival that celebrates the growth and well-being of children literally means, Seven-Five-Three, and the festival is often called that in English. Three and five year old boys and three and seven year old girls are celebrated during the festival, and prayers and well-wishes are bestowed upon the little ones, wishing them long life and a healthy and happy future. It is celebrated on the fifteenth because 3+5+7=15. Continue »