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In Japan only around 1% of the population follow the Christian faith. However, this holiday is nonetheless a big celebration in the country! It is just a little different from our Christmas in the west. For one, Christmas is less of a family oriented event. It's expected that you go out with your significant other, similar to Valentine's day. It’s also a tradition to eat fried chicken and eat strawberry shortcake. Lastly, a popular date destination for the day is going to Disneyland, which celebrates the holiday in full force.

It’s an unofficial holiday but a popular one nonetheless!


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Like here in the states, the leaves are starting to fall in Japan and with it comes the new month of November. For the U.S. this means thanksgiving and the start of the hustle for christmas shopping. But what holidays and festivities are come in Japan?

  1. Mt. Fiji

Fall is known for its beautiful foliage of reds and yellows. Mt. Fiji with it’s beautiful scenery and the famous mountain itself, is only even more gorgeous at this time.

2. (Labor) Thanksgiving

While similar in name to the holiday in the states, this day goes to honor everyone in the working class. Families get together on this day, eat and go to festivals.

3. Sumo Kyushu Basho

November is the time for sumo wrestling. Fukuona hosts a series of tournaments every year sparking excitement for fans of the sport.