Chrysanthemum Day

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A display of Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum Day (菊の節句, Kiku no Sekku) is one of the five ancient sacred festivals of Japan. It is celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month. It was started in 910, when the Japanese imperial court held its first chrysanthemum show. Chrysanthemums are the symbol of the Imperial House of Japan.

This day is also known as the Double Ninth Festival.

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