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Shichi-Go-San (Children's Shrine-Visiting Day)

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Shichi-Go-San(Children's Shrine-Visiting Day)

Date: November 15th
Place: All over Japan

This is a ceremonial visit paid by parents and children to their tutelary shrines to offer gratitude for the healthy growth of the children. Celebrations are carried out on November 15th for boys who reach the age of 3 or 5, or for girls who turn 3 or 7 years old. The custom is for the children to dress in their best clothes, and to carry Chitose-ame which are long thin candy sticks colored in red and white, believed to bring good luck.

Traditional Annual Events