Along with the fable, the night is celebrated with written wishes. Patrons hang long colorful strips of paper containing hand written poems, prayers and wishes. They are strung up on leafy bamboo branches.
I feel quite lucky to be able to participate in the Tanabata festival this year! The format for writing a wish is quite easy. Blah Blah Blah, then add 〜ように.
My wish was:
I wish for a fun summer vacation!
What is your wish? Let me know in the comments below!