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New Year’s Eve Bell

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New Year’s Eve Bell

How do you spend New Year's Eve?

You see many fireworks in the Netherlands every year.

In Japan, temples ring their bells at midnight on New Year's Eve. The bell is called “Joya no kane”

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Winter solstice❄

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Winter solstice❄

21th Dec 2021 is the winter solstice and the shortest daytime day. Therefore the daytime will gradually get longer from the following day.

It’s said that fortune rises at the same time as the daytime gets longer in Japan and eating foods which have ...

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History of Christmas in Japan

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History of Christmas in Japan

Christmas is also celebrated in Japan.

It is said that missionaries introduced Christmas to Japan in the 16th century. However, the government was not happy with what missionaries did and implemented a national isolation to prevent Christianity from spreading in Japan. Celebrating Christmas was also ...

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