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05 May 2003 @ 07:22 pm
Happy Boy's Day...  
...to all my LJ men friends out there :). Boys day is pretty special in Hawaii because Japanese culture is extremely influential out here. People will fly huge carps made of light weight material from their houses - one for each boy in the family. The carps symbolize strength, endurance, and fortitude - things all families here wish for their sons. In grade school, it was just a day when we HAD to be nice to the boys (and boy was that hard in the 2nd and 3rd grades!) :) I was so happy to pass by several houses in our neighborhood and see the flying carps. :)


Photo from the Honolulu Advertiser

In more "Boy" news: Just heard from Julie (Dixon Jackson) who sent over some 4-D ultrasound pictures of her baby boy! :) Awww! :) Aside from the photos being adorable, they were simply amazing! I can't believe how incredible the quality on those photos were! :) Technology has certainly advanced since the days of those primitive ultrasound photos I'm used to. It was so cute that it almost made me want to face Mark again with the "Baby Conversation" - but I know that'll be trouble... so I've decided I'll just have to be content looking at pictures of other people's babies... FOR NOW... ;)
 
 
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WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: whitecatbeam861 on May 6th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
Interesting post...I have never heard of boy's day. Do they have a
girl's day too, or don't girls count? Why is a carp used as the symbol? Yeah, I know, I am way to nosey..lol
Sherishutterbug93 on May 6th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)

We do have a Girl's Day (March 3rd or 3/3) because Boy's Day is May 5th or 5/5. Girl's Day is usually celebrated with mochi (sweet rice cake) and traditionally, Japanese dolls. It's mostly celebrated only in our schools, though every year my hubby buys me a little something small to wish me a Happy Girl's Day. :) Isn't he sweet? ;)
With a sparkconchispa on May 6th, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
I learn something new every day. Never heard of boys day (or girl's day) before, so thanks for the info. Happy Boy's Day :)