End of Year

On New Year's Eve 「おおみそか」, first you 「おおそうじ」 your house. Say to everyone: 良いお年をお迎えください.

Listen to 108 times of 除夜の鐘. Eat 年越し蕎麦 before Midnight.

See first sunrise of the year 「初日の出」, go to the shine 「初詣」.

Eat おせち in the first day of year.

Say あけましておめでとうございます to every one you meet after 1/1.

Why 年越し蕎麦?

Soba noodles are easily cut while eating (Cut out the hardship from this year).


In Japan, eat soba in the end of year is the way.

Related Japanese words

  • 年越しの瞬間
  • 年明け早々