Tag Archives: Holidays
Sakura at Taisekiji in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan

Vernal Equinox – a holiday in Japan

This weekend we’re experiencing the Vernal Equinox; one of two times of the year when the hours of light in the day are equal to the hours of darkness at nighttime (the term “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night). The Vernal Equinox takes place during the springtime (for […]

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St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland vs. the United States

St. Patrick’s Day has arrived, and once again many of my friends in the United States are getting ready for the day’s celebrations. One friend is currently in Savannah, home of the second largest St. Patrick’s Day event in the country. Friends are getting their green shirts ready for the day – for people growing […]

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