Seijin No Hi: Japan's Coming of Age Day

The second Monday in January is set aside to welcome Japan's new adults, meaning those who turned 20 years old between last April and this coming April. On the holiday Seijin No Hi, the honorees dress in traditional kimono (although a business suit is also also okay for men) and girls get their hair done in elaborate styles. Municipal and/or family ceremonies are held, and afterward the young adults have parties. Attendance may be down this year, as heavy snowfall has slammed eastern Japan, including Tokyo. Link -via Metafilter

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