Religious Life

Gantan-sai (Shinto)

Japanese welcome in the New Year with prayers for renewal of hearts, good health, and prosperity. They wear thier best clothes and visit shrines in large numbers -- sometimes at the very stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. During the seven days of the holiday, people visit one another's homes to offer good wishes for the coming year.

Description provided by Multifaith Calendar

Repeats every year on the 1 of January until January 1, 2018.
Tue, 01/01/2013 (All day)