When Is Japanese New Year Celebrated?

Hello friends! As the New Year 2019 is approaching, we shall talk about When Is Japanese New Year Celebrated? During this time of the year, Japan is soaked in the festive mood and the Japanese New Year Decorations in the streets and markets and decorated are a sight to behold.

The Japanese New Year is celebrated on 1st January every year according to the Gregorian calendar. It will be celebrated on Tuesday, 1st January in 2019. But the Japanese still like to celebrate their New Year with traditional customs. A special dish called osechi is prepared. You would find the traditional Japanese dishes to be sweet, sour, or dried. The reason behind this is so that they can be kept without refrigeration.

What are Japanese New Year Food

Since Japanese people like to eat rice cakes and it is a part of their tradition, during the New Year too, rice cakes are prepared. It is prepared traditionally by putting boiled sticky rice into a wooden container and hitting it with a wooden mallet.

What are Japanese New Year Activities

During the New Years Eve, it is a tradition in Japan to watch the popular music program “kohaku uta gassen” on television and visiting a shrine or temple around midnight. This ritual of visiting a shrine or a temple during the New Year is called Hatsumode.

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