tanabata

by francesca branagan

tanabata

Tanabata is a japanses star festival celebrated between the 7th of July and the 7th of August. On this day, families, people in school and work places write their wishes on small strips of paper (called tanzaku paper) and hang them along with decorations on bamboo trees. They then put the bamboo trees in backyards and entrances to homes and then they pray for their wishes to come true. Bamboo trees are seen almost everywhere.

Tanabata means evening of the seventh.




Tanabata is also known as the story of Altar ( the cowherd star) and Vega (the weaver star). it also is known as the star festival.