花火の日（hanabi no hi）
Each year on May 28th is hanabi no hi, fireworks’ day. Hanabi (花火) literally means flower fire. On May 28th 1733, the first fireworks rocket was shot at the opening of the Ryogoku Big River Festival (両国大川). This festival was held for the first time, on the rule of the 8th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune, to comfort the souls of victims of the famine and cholera that hit the zone the year before, and to scare away the evil spirits.
In Japan, during the summer, we have a lot of fireworks festivals around the country. These are the perfect time to take a break from indoors heat, take a stroll with your friends and family, dress your yukata and have a good fun!