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Gantan-sai (New Year) - Shinto

Description Shinto New Year festival observed with prayers for inner renewal, prosperity and health. Japanese welcome in the New Year with prayers for renewal of hearts, good health and prosperity. They wear their best clothes and visit shrines in large numbers. During the seven days of the holiday, people visit one another's homes to offer good wishes for the new year.
Date Sat, January 1, 2005
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category Religious Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Tue, June 10, 2008 7:20am GMT
Participants Religious Holidays
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