Japan is one of the most beautiful and unusual countries, where even Christmas holidays are celebrated in a very interesting way. Usually many Japanese go to temples on New Year’s, pray, and Japanese girls wear long, closed and beautiful dresses called kimano at such traditional events.The arrival of the new year is announced with 108 bells. They say that there are 108 pernicious worries, and each blow drives away one of them, bringing only happiness in the coming year.
On New Years in Japan, their traditional games are often played, and it is also considered a tradition to give money to children, this tradition is called otoshidama. Money is usually placed in small decorated envelopes called potibukuro. The amount of money that is put in an envelope depends on the age of the child, but if there are several children in the family, then the amounts are usually the same so that no one feels deprived.