Star Festival

Tanabata is a Star Festival celebrated every year on July 7 (or August 7 in other places). It traces its origins to a legend that the Cowherd Star (Altair) and Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way, are allowed to meet just once a year – on the seventh day of the seventh month. When this time of year comes around, people write their wishes on strips of paper and hang them on bamboo trees, along with decorations. You can see this almost everywhere.

Try making this adorable magic wand that your kids will surely love.

© msyeldzon

magic wand © msyeldzon

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