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Children’s Day in South Korea

May 5th is Children’s Day (어린이날) in South Korea – a day to celebrate children and their value in society. Throughout history and the world, children have been exploited for their labor. In 1923, writer and activist, Bang Jeong Hwan, introduced the idea of a holiday that would promote children’s rights. Originally, the country celebrated […]

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Children’s Day Flying High in Japan {Melibelle in Tokyo}

Early May in Japan is exhilarating. Sakura blossoms have given way to raggedy full leaves. Pink tufts of fallen, swirling petals gather everywhere. The azaleas pop and everywhere is color. Long koinoburi, giant koi fish windsocks, billow from every school and whip their fins in every neighborhood of Japan. The festival of Children’s Day is

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