Archive for May 5th, 2012

by / on May 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 867 – Uda, Emperor of Japan.

Emperor Uda, May 5, 867 – July 19, 931) was the 59th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Uda’s reign spanned the years from 887 through 897. In ancient Japan, there were four noble clans, the Gempeitōkitsu (源平藤橘). One of these clans, the Minamoto clan (源氏), is also known as Genji. Some of Uda’s grandchildren were granted […]

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by / on May 5, 2012 at 3:11 PM / in Kodomo no Hi, Matsuri-Festival

Children’s Day or こどもの日 Kodomo no Hi, May 5th!

Children’s Day (こどもの日 Kodomo no hi) is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month, and is part of the Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. The day was originally called Tango no Sekku (端午の節句?), and was celebrated on […]

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