Monthly Archives: December 2020

January Events in Japan

Events Venue Date Time Location Okera Mairi: Old Year’s Eve at Yasaka-jinja Shrine Yasaka Shrine 31 Dec – 1 Jan 2021 7:00 PM-5:00AM Kyoto Nijo-jo Castle Garden Special Opening Nijo Castle 1 Jan – 3 Jan 2021 10:00AM-4:00PM Kyoto Sendai Pageant of Starlight Kotodai Park 18 Dec – 11 Jan 2021 5:30PM-10:00P Sendai Saga Light Fantasy 29 Oct – 11

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New Year In Japan

New Year’s is celebrated in numerous ways by people living in different countries all around the world, and Japan is no exception. Within Japan itself, there are traditional and modern ways to ring in the new year, with everything from special decorations and greetings cards, to special soba noodles and shopping deals. Japanese New Years Traditions Includes: Hatsumode Hatsumōde (初詣 hatsumōde) is the

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How Filipino Celebrate New Year’s Eve

We now live in modern times, and yet some traditions can’t be easily erased—not in a superstitious country like the Philippines. Filipinos’ celebration of New Year’s Eve remains to be a remarkable one because of the combination of traditional ways with modern trends. It creates a celebration that is full of life, vibrancy, and familiarity. For expats, it’s not that

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