the nikku

reflecting on ESL/EFL and its relation to faith

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas and New Years

I saw this cartoon today in the Japan Times, and I thought this is a good time to note: in Japan - in fact in most of Asia - Christmas is a commercialized time for lovers. New Year's is the big traditional holiday.

Another interesting Japan fact, traditionally Japanese people don't celebrate individual birthdays. But New Year's is the day when the birthdays of all people are celebrated. I read that in a book, but I'm not sure it's still true in contemporary Japan.

Happy New Year!


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