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Japanese languages students prepare to celebrate Tanabata

Japanese students holding bamboo tree

All over Japan people celebrate Tanabata, the Star Festival. Tanabata is celebrated to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair who are only allowed to meet each other once a year as long as the skies are clear. It is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, which is July 7th in the modern calendar. Some places in Japan celebrate Tanabata on August 7th in accordance with the older Chinese calendar, which is where the legend originated.

Bamboo branches are everywhere and people write wishes on them and hang them on the branches. Here are some of our Japanese Language students hanging their wishes on the branches.

Further Information

You can find out more about our Japanese courses from the following links:-
Japanese SEG
Japanese GCSE

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