Here in Japan, what we call ‘setsubun’ festival is celebrated on February 3rd every year. Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’.
It is celebrated on the day before the first day of Spring (立春 – risshun) and the new year according to the 旧暦 (きゅうれき – kyuureki – Japan’s old lunar calendar.
FIS children made a demon mask to enjoy the holiday. Hopefully they enjoyed throwing beans at home that night. Bean throwing is called ‘mame-maki’, which means we throw beans to rid the house bad luck and bring good luck.
Please enjoy the slide show of the cute demons!