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Children's Day at the Botanic Garden

Celebrate children at this special event in the Japanese Garden.

When

This event has already happened.
May 04, 2018
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

All dates

May 04, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Description

Children's Day, founded as a national holiday in the United States in 1948, has been celebrated in Japan since ancient times. It is a day for families to celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. On Children's Day, families fly huge carp-shaped streamers (koinobori) outside the house and display dolls of famous warriors and other heroes inside. The carp was chosen because it symbolizes strength and success; according to a Chinese legend, a carp swam upstream to become a dragon. In honor of the day, the ABQ BioPark will be making koi kites in the Japanese Garden.

Price

Free with regular admission.
Children's Day at the Botanic Garden

An example of a koinobori kite.

Contact

ABQ BioPark Education
505-768-2000
or
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)