• October 10, 2016

    Taiiku-No-Hi, Undokai, and Rajio Taiso – All About Sports!

    This post was originally published on October 3, 2009; we are resharing it with you so you have a better understanding of this unique national sports holiday. Taiiku-no-hi is a national holiday…
  • September 19, 2016

    Respect for the Aged Day; Keiro No Hi- Autumnal Equinox Day

    Keiro no hi, the Autumnal Equinox Day is celebrated on the third Monday of September; this year it falls on September 19th; Shubun no hi is on Thursday, September 22nd. This post was originally published…
  • July 7, 2016

    Tanabata – The Star Festival

    This post was originally published on June 30, 2008. We're pulling it out of the archives for you to enjoy.  Make a wish! According to Japan-Guide.com: Because the 7th month of the year roughly coincides…
  • May 5, 2016

    Kodomo-no-hi Children’s Day

    Editor's Note: Kodomo-no-hi Children's Day was originally published on May 29, 2009; we're pulling it out of the archives for those of you who want to learn more about the flags you've been seeing…
  • May 4, 2016

    Naha Dragon Boat Races

    Editor's Note: Naha Dragon Boat Races was originally published on September 16, 2012; we're pulling it from the archives for those of you who are interested in cheering on the competitors at tomorrow's…
  • April 28, 2016

    Showa Day (Emperor’s Birthday)

    This post was originally published on April 25, 2011.  We're pulling it out of the archives for all of you - especially our newer readers - to learn about the importance of this holiday for our Okinawan…
  • April 21, 2016

    Lily Festival on Ie Island

    The 2016 festival will run from Saturday, April 23 - Thursday, May 5, 2016. This post was originally published on May 2, 2008.   CONTRIBUTED BY MARISA If you have dreams of dancing while being surrounded…
  • March 22, 2016

    Oosouji: Time To Spring Clean

    This post was originally published on April 18, 2009; because today is the Spring Equinox we're pulling it out of the archives as a reminder that this is a great time of year to tackle your "winter…
  • March 7, 2015

    I Love This About Okinawa: Go (Part 5)

    Editor's Note: Years ago, when Okinawa Hai had just a few readers and was getting its footing, we took an introspective look at the things we love about this tiny island, especially the details…
  • February 21, 2015

    I Love This About Okinawa: Yon (Part 4)

    Years ago, when Okinawa Hai had just a few readers and was getting its footing, we took an introspective look at the things we love about this tiny island, especially the details that might go unnoticed…
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