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Japan custom

japanese custom in Christmas

In Japan, Unmarried people stay with their friends or boyfriend/girlfriend in Christmas.
christmas tree

There are two Important Christmas food for Japanese.
One is cake. another is chicken!
Some people buy luxurious cakes at department or hotels more than JPY3000!!
Then we eat chicken especially Kentucky Fried Chicken!
My father cannot eat chicken so when I was a child,
I couldn’t eat Kentucky fried chicken even in Christmas…

In Japan, Christmas is celebrated on the 24th.
Originally Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ,
but Christmas Day is not a national holiday in Japan.

This is unique custom in Japan.

Please let me know if you have any comments!

japan custom

National holiday New year’s day

New Year’s Day is the special holiday for Japanese.
New Year is called “Oshogatsu”.
Family and relatives get together and eat traditional dishes.
Traditional dishes is called “Osechi”
This is Osechi box.
osechi box
Japanese traditional dishes
Most Japanese go to a shrine to pray for luck during the new year.
so busy!

From 1st to 3rd of January, most companies and schools is off.
But department stores and other shops are usually open and crowd with customers
because of the first sales of the year!
If you stay in New year’s day in Japan, please try to go shrine and department store.
This is real Japanese culture!

Please let me know if you have any comments!