Today, Tuesday 5 May, Japan celebrates Children’s Day (Kodomo no hi). This is a national holiday to celebrate the health and happiness of children. One of the symbols of this day are carp (koi) and windsocks are hung all around Japan at this time creating beautiful displays of colour.
The carp were chosen because they swim bravely upstream against the current and because of this, evoke images of energy, power and courage. They are seen as a spirited fish that can overcome all obstacles with their strength and determination and are a symbol for overcoming life’s challenges.
Today we are flying these flags to celebrate all of our amazing and inspiring students. The flags beautifully encapsulate the resilient spirit of all our Fahan girls during this time!