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How do Japanese people spend their New Year's Eve.


We usually spend our New Year's Eve with our family. If some of our family members live apart from their parents, they return to their parents' home to celebrate on New Year's Day together until New Year's Eve. We have a year-end party at home. Since there are many special TV programs to celebrate on New Year's Day, we usually enjoy watching TV and talk about what happened in the past year such as work-related events, school-related events of their grandchildren and children and many more. We do not celebrate New Year with fireworks. We just spend the New Year's Day going to shrines to pray for our health and happiness.