Today we celebrated Setsubun, which is sometimes rather strangely referred to in English as “Bean Throwing Day”. It’s not really about beans except that roasted soy beans are thrown at “ogres” to dispel the cold of winter and to encourage us to look forward to spring, which we hope will come soon! It’s a different sort of Groundhog Day. Additionally, it is actually February 3, but tomorrow is a Saturday and we have no school on Saturdays. We had a great time making “horns” to play at being the ogres, and throwing the beans at the ogres when it was our turn to throw.