Tanabata, Star Festival

Region: Kanto and All Other Regions

What is it?

It is thought to be the only night of a year that Vega and Altair meet accross the Milky Way. Vega is considered a princess and Altair a prince. The mythical tale says that they grant your wishes as their appreciation. As an offering to the stars, children set up bamboo branches to which colorful strips of paper bearing thier wishes are tied. Children can wish anything for the special occasion.

When is it?


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