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Shichigosan is a traditional festival day in Japan for children aged three, five and seven. It is on the fifteenth of November. Children who are aged three, five and seven will go to a shrine to drive out evil spirits. Old Japanese thought that on the age of odd number years, which is up to thirteen, something important would happen to the child. Today, boys who are aged three and five, girls who are aged three and seven will dress up in kimono and have fun. They will eat chitoseame, which is a kind of candy, and wish they would have a long happy life.