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The birth of a child is always special, yet local customs dictate an even more elaborate set of celebrations.

In Okinawa, celebrate the first birthday of every child is the most special occasion possible. It’s called “Tanka-yu-eh”. “Tanka“ means 1 year old and “yu-eh“ means celebration. On this day the family prepares a festival feast and invites all relatives and family members to celebrate together. It is more regally celebrated on a large scale when it’s the first child or first baby boy.


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