Christmas Gifts in Japan, Do's and Don'ts

Japan doesn’t really do Christmas. This is not a Christian country, and whilst I always somehow have managed to wrangle a day off on Christmas Day down the years, Christmas never has been, and most likely never will be a recognized national holiday. However, whilst Japanese people don’t do Christmas vacations, they certainly do Christmas presents!

Celebrate Halloween in Japan

The tradition wants that the night between 31st October and 1st November is when the gate between the world of the living and the dead is open. That's when people set bonfires to scare off ghosts and evil spirits and wear costumes to deceive them.

DisneySea's Halloween Celebration

This year, DisneySea’s annual Halloween celebration takes place September 8th – November 1st! This year, DisneySea’s theme is focused around villains! Disney’s most notorious villains take center stage and take over shows, merchandise and even the menu!

Halloween Sweets

Seven years ago, Halloween wasn’t really a big thing in Japan. One could see a few decorations here and there, but that was about it. Now, Halloween can be seen almost everywhere! From decorations, to parties, to sweet treats, Halloween has taken over October in Japan!

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