- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Japanese New Year is the 1st of January of the solar caldnear. It is the most important festival in Japan .
Many Japanese legends are originated from a God, just like the surrounding subject of Christmas is Jesus Christ. Every Japanese families will hang up some lucky decorations which are made by green plants. The meaning is to welcome the coming of the God.
Traditional snacks are also for the purpose of welcoming the God. As regards to this God is transferred from China or not, I really don’t know.
The Japanese will clean the house on the New Year’s Eve, thus they can maintain a happy mood to welcome the New Year.
The Japanese always eats noodles on the New Year’s Eve, meaning that they are growing one year old. Furthermore, the children will receive lucky money.
The Japanese families will send out hundreds of year celebration certificates. The printer replaces the pen as the computer becomes more popular. But as a matter of courtesy, the Japanese will write some lucky things on the printed celebration certificate. However, I wish the electronic cards of celebration certificate will become more trendy.
Everybody will go to the temple on the first day of the New Year. Many women will wear traditional clothes when going to the temple. People are drinking hot Sake and chatting with their friends to welcome the coming of the New Year.
Actually, these traditions are very similar to the Chinese one. Their ultimate goal is to take away the bad luck.
- Anonymous1 decade ago