Tamagotchi Plus Festivals
Bladeagotchi will no longer be updated from the start of 2012, as I lost nearly my entire collection in the floods of 2011. Bladeagotchi is now archived and kept online for historical purposes only.
On special days during the year, the Japanese Tamagotchi Plus may display different things on its screen and celebrate different events.
1 - 3 January - New Year's Day Holidays (Shogatsu)
The most important national holiday in Japan, celebrations stretch out over three days.
1 - 3 March - Doll's Festival (Hina Matsuri)
Also known as the Girl's Festival. On this day, families with girls wish their daughters a successful and happy life. Sweet Sake and Chirashi Sushi are consumed. Dolls are displayed in elaborate exhibits in the house, along with peach blossoms.
1 - 5 May - Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)
Also known as the Boy's Festival. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life.
7 July - Star Festival (Tanabata)
I'm not too sure about this, but I think that it has something to do with two stars "Altair" and " Vega". On the night of July 7, people put little bamboo trees or simply bamboo sticks in their garden decorated with huge boubles, paper lampions, strips of multicoloured japanese paper, talismans and other small paper ornaments. On these papers wishes are written and then they are put on the trees or sticks, in the hope they become true, in cities plastic trees hung with these papers often appear inside train stations. Tanabata is not a national holiday, and is not celebrated much anymore.
15 - 17 September - Moon Festival (Tsukimi)
This is considered to be a very auspicious day of the year and is a traditional festival which honours the first autumnal full moon - It's also known as the 'harvest moon'. On this day familes get together, and In agricultural areas of Japan, they celebrate the end of the harvests and return thanks to the moon. Again, this is not a national holiday, and is not celebrated much anymore.
20 -24 December - Christmas
Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, but it is being celebrated by an increasing number of Japanese. Christmas Trees appear on the screen on the week or so prior to Christmas Eve, first thing in the morning. A Santaclauch will make an appearance, too! This also appears on the Asia-Pacific Tamagotchi Connexions, but the tree will appear earlier and stay later.
When you first started your Tamagotchi Plus, you had to enter in your birthday. Well, on this day, your Tama will show something special on the screen for you!.