Sunday, February 1, 2009

3/21: Origami Cranes party at Garden Home

photo, origami crane
Learn to fold a paper crane to take home or display in Garden Home Community Library! Snacks and stories provided.

The event takes place Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 PM. Garden Home Community Library is located at 7475 SW Oleson Road, just north of Garden Home Rd.

There is a Japanese legend which promises good health, long life, and happiness to anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes. In Japan, cranes are said to live for a thousand years.

Because a thousand paper cranes is an auspicious gift, it's traditional at weddings and to newborn babies.

More recently, the thousand origami cranes has become a symbol of world peace. The story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who contracted leukemia as a result of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II, tells her story in the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.