July 7th — Tanabata Festival

July 7th in Japan is Tanabata, a Japanese star festival.  It celebrates the day when the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair) come to meet. According to legend, they can only meet once a year on July 7th.  It is a fairy tale.  To make your wishes come true, write your dream on a colourful paper strip and tie it to the bamboo trees.

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