5/13/2012

MARCH calendar

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .

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March - sangatsu 三月 





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Mărţişor - Martisor (the amulet) - Romania .

boosai yoohin tenken no hi 防災用品点検の日
day of general checkups for disaster goods
advocated by disaster and catastrophy adviser
山村武彦 Yamamura Takehiko.
Not only on the Day of the Great Kanto Earthquake (September 01), but four times a year, including the first day of March, June and December.


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. Sending off Water from Wakasa お水送り .


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. Hina Doll Festival 雛祭り Hina Matsuri .
Double-dates with prime numbers like 3/3, 5/5, 9/9
were special festival days in Japan and China.



.................... 05 .................................................................................

. keichitsu 啓蟄 awakening of hibernated insects .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


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. International Woman's Day .
including Mother's Day


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. Kashima Shrine Festival 鹿島祭頭祭 .
鹿島神宮 Kashima Jingu



.................... 11 .................................................................................

. March Eleven 2011 in Japan .



.................... 13 .................................................................................

. Kasuga Shrine Festival 春日祭 .


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. Nirvana West wind 涅槃西風 .


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. Fire-swinging festival at Aso Shrine Kyushu 火振り祭 .


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. St. Patrick's Day - Ireland .


.................... 20/21 .................................................................................

. shunbun 春分 vernal equinox, spring solstice .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Nowruz, Newroz - "Persian New Year" . India

. "Shrine Day" 社日 shanichi .



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. Memorial Day for Saigyo Hoshi 西行忌 / 西行法師 .



.................... 24 .................................................................................

. World Tuberculosis Day .


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. wind up mount Hira  比良八荒 Hira hakkoo .
Hira hakkoo 比良八講 prayer ceremony for Hira


.................... 30 .................................................................................

. World Apitherapy Day .


.................... second Saturday

. Walking through hot embers at Mt. Takao 高尾山の火渡り祭 .


.................... last Saturday

. Earth Hour .



. WKD : March - a Haiku Month .


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. WKD : World Days in March .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - March .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - March .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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