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Inu no Hi – A Shrine Visit for Pregnant Women

It’s said that out of all the animals, dogs have relatively easy and smooth pregnancies…Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “lucky dog,” doesn’t it? Therefore, on Inu no Hi (戌の日, literally “day of the dog”) Japanese women go to a shrine during the 5th month of pregnancy. They pray for aid in getting through the remainder of her pregnancy and to have a safe delivery.

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