Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Boy's Day

For centuries Japan celebrated Boy's Day on the 5th day of the 5th month.  In 1954 the festival became known as Kodomo-no-hi, a national holiday celebrating the healthy growth of all children - both boys and girls.  Families with a son would fly fish-shaped windsocks outside of their homes on a long pole.  The windsocks, known as koi-nobori, represent carp swimming upstream.  Parents hope their sons will overcome obstacles as they grow up and become men.  "Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power."  Ephesians 6:10

 Families with sons set up displays of samurai helmets and other martial symbols.  "Put on the full armour of God..." (Eph. 6:11-18)
Happy Boy's Day, Josh, Eli and Adam!

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