[WOTD] Oomisoka, Gantan

New Year’s Eve, December 31, is called Oomisoka and is generally a time for relaxing after a hectic few days’ preparation.

Misoka means “last day of the month”, and Oomisoka is “big last day of the month”, or the last day of the year.

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New Year’s Day, January 1, is called Gantan (“first morning”).

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