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Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Ōmisoka (大晦日), New Year's Eve, is the second-most important day in Japanese tradition because it is the final day of the old year and the eve of New Year's Day, which is the most important day of the year. Just like New Year’s Eve, Omisoka in Japan  is celebrated as the beginning of a new year with new possibilities, but their celebrations are a little different. Japanese New Year takes place on the last day of the year (December 31st). In preparation for a new year and a clean slate people purify their homes and remove last year’s clutter by cleaning from top to bottom. This is called “osoji”. There is usually a giant feast with friends and family sharing traditional Japanese foods. 

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