new years

  1. What Do Okinawans Do On New Year's Eve?

    Culture What Do Okinawans Do On New Year's Eve?

    When the last day of the year comes in Okinawa, many get ready to celebrate for the new year in various ways. Some may prepare to attend the Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival to wish for peace, others stay home and watch telecasts of countdowns in Tokyo or go out and celebrate with friends and...
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    2020 First Sunrise At Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

    So you've brought in the new year with some sort of celebration, whether it be at the Mabuni Fire and Bell Festival, at another event, or maybe just enjoying it the typical way that you do. However, after the celebrations, you can also bring in the new year with the first sunrise at Nakagusuku...
  3. New Year at a Shrine or Temple in Okinawa

    Culture New Year at a Shrine or Temple in Okinawa

    I know many of you have spent the New Years a few times on Okinawa already, but have you ever wondered what the locals do to celebrate it? If you answered, “get drunk,” you’re not completely wrong! If you’d like to be a part of the celebration next year, here’s everything that you have to know...
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