In your country, are there any incidents occurred when a particular day comes ?
In Japan, we have ‘Koromo-gae’ means a seasonal change of clothing. June 1st is the first day to wear summer clothes and October 1st is the first day of winter clothes. School uniforms, government officer’s uniform (like policeman), people change clothing from those days.
Is there any special clothing for New Year’s or Christmas in your country ?
Maybe, your father wore a Santa Claus costume when you were kid. In Japan, wearing Kimono in New Year’s day is less and less popular in the last 20 years , but I realized that many people are stilling wearing Kimono in the TV program and TV commercials when New Year’s coming. Check these.
I thanks for those. Because they remind us that New Year’s is a very special and we should be formal. (But I am lazy in New Year’s and I like being casual because it is more comfortable.)
By the way, you may be wondering how we are cerebrating Christmas day. Most of us are not christian, so the popular thing to do on Christmas day is not going to the church though many kids believe Santa Claus like yours. We are going to have fun with our partner or friends. Some people go to a nice restaurant, a party, or Disneyland. Then, on New Year’s day, we go home and spend time with family quietly.
Anyway, the most important information for you is when the season’s sale starts. In Japan, most of the retail stores start from July 1st for summer sale and from January 2nd for winter sales. So if you are planning to visit japan, you better come on those dates.