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Culture Day (文化の日Bunka no Hi) is a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3. It is a celebration of the culture, the arts, and the academic endeavor of the nation.  Local celebrations include art exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for distinguished artists and scholars. Initially, it was to honor Emperor Meiji on his birthday. After his death, the celebration faded until 1927, when it briefly returned. The current Culture Day was first held in 1948, to commemorate the announcement of the post-war Japanese constitution on November 3, 1946.

The SSND school in Kyoto is one of a few schools that is known to teach the students the Japanese Tea Ceremony.  It involves lessons in how to conduct the ceremony and why each step is important.  It is also one of a few elementary schools with a choir of such skill that they can travel to Europe and the US  to give performances.

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