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Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)

Subject: Geography / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 2
Age: 7-11 years
Resource Type: Activities / Presentations / Lesson Plans / Worksheets / Other
Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)


The Setsubun festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is celebrated annually in Japan on 3 February. This lesson gives students the chance to learn how children in Japan celebrate the arrival of spring.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the food, decoration and customs associated with the Setsubun Festival.
  • To be introduced to the Japanese vocabulary for seasonal food, decorations and customs.

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