The Japanese have many festivals. They have one for boys and one for girls and the boy's festival is celebrated on the 5th of May. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls. These both symbolise strength, power and success in life and you can see many of them around at the mo. The Tokyo American Club has some stunning carp streamers hanging up and the shops are full of samurai dolls.