Japan Holiday On December 25 2014?

The following is a compilation of Japanese national holidays, national observances, patriotic commemorations and important secular events that apply during Thursday, 2014-12-25:

  • Christmas - クリスマス:

    [ob] (Pronounced Kurismasu) Christmas is not a national holiday. However, encouraged by commerce, the secular celebration of Christmas is popular in Japan. While for most westerners, Christmas has strong religious roots and traditions include attenging churh service, the decoration of Christmas trees with cherished ornaments at home, the hanging of Advent wreaths, Christmas stockings, candy canes, and the creation of Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ;in Japanese society gifts are sometimes exchanged, Christmas parties are held around Christmas Day, Japanese Christmas cake -- a white sponge cake covered with cream and decorated with strawberries -- is often consumed, cities are decorated with Christmas lights, and Christmas trees adorn living areas and malls. Predominantly, moreover, Christmas Eve in Japan has become a holiday for couples to spend time together and exchange gifts.

Notes:

[ob] Not a national holiday, but an observance nationwide.

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