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New Year in Japan

By Lydia, December 2012

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Unlike the rest of Asia, where the lunar New Year is the most important holiday, in Japan New Year’s Day on the Gregorian calendar reigns supreme. While the Japanese celebrate the New Year on the same day as in Western countries, the traditions are completely different.

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Photo courtesy of pelican via Flickr.

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