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May 5th is the Children's Day[こどもの日（ひ）] in Japan. It is a holiday during the Golden Week[ゴールデンウィーク]. Children's Day derives from "Tango no Sekku[端午の節句（たんごのせっく）]" which is a seasonal ceremony and one of five Sekku[五節句（ごせっく）]. Tango no S..
March 14th is known as White Day[ホワイトデー] in Japan. White Day is the day when a man who got a chocolate from a woman on St. Valentine's Day gives her a gift in return. There are several theories about the origin of White Day but the fo..
Setsubun[節分（せつぶん）] is a day before the beginning of the season but now, this term exclusively refers to the day before Risshun[立春（りっしゅん）](spring beginning day). Risshun falls on the day around February 4th. Risshun is not always Febru..
January 7th is one of Go-sekku[五節句（ごせっく）](five Sekku), Jinjitsu[人日（じんじつ）]. Sekku[節句（せっく）] is a day of seasonal point based on ancient Chinese calendar. Jinjitsu is the first Go-sekku. Jinjitsu is also called 'Nanakusa no Sekku[七草の節句（..
Nenga-jyō[年賀状（ねんがじょう）] is a greeting card for Shōgatsu[正月（しょうがつ）](Japanese New Year). Nenga-jyō(Address side) Post cards for Nenga-jyō are sold from November. There is a post card with lottery and many people select that. We pre..
Hatsumōde[初詣（はつもうで）] is to go to Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple to worship at Shōgatsu[正月（しょうがつ）](Japanese New Year) and people practice that for praying for good luck and safety for the new year. Matsudo Shrine in the season of Ha..