Children’s Day, known as Kodomo no hi, is a fun-filled festivity held every year in Japan that celebrates children’s happiness and fosters the creative growth of the next generation! A national holiday since 1948, this is a special day set aside to let children’s personalities shine and let kids share their happiness. St. Bernard Parish Library believes that our youngest patrons are most definitely worth celebrating and thanks to the Japan Society of New Orleans we will do just that. Society members will be at the library on Saturday, May 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to bring this special occasion to life for St. Bernard Parish residents as well as those from surrounding areas. Japanese storytelling, songs, crafts and more will be on the agenda. Storytelling and songs will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be immediately followed by craft-making. All materials will be provided for this free event which will take place at the library’s main location, 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette. Parents may need to assist younger children with craft activities. Come to the library for a morning of cultural exchange and spend some quality family time together.
The St. Bernard Parish Library is proud to, once again, be the venue for this JSNO event. The Japan Society of New Orleans was founded in 1928 to promote friendly relationships with Japan through the study of Japanese art and culture as well as social and trade contacts between the two countries. Their goal is to provide a formal organization to bring together the leaders of our community who have a vital interest in, and appreciation for, the history, culture, government and economic achievement of Japan, and to provide and encourage understanding, commerce, and good-will between the peoples of Japan and the United States.