What did you do on New Year’s Day? I always go to my grandparents’ house and spend time with them. It’s amazing because I can see their face and talk with them for a long time! In Japan, people eat osechi foods on January 1st. Each food of osechi has a meaning of health, wealth, and other lucky things. All women in my family are busy to make them.
Other event on January 1st is “Otoshidama”, which senior people give some money to children as a greeting of the New Year. In general, if you aren’t a child, you can get otoshidama while you are a student.
I experience Japanese traditional with family every year. I think it’s the best thing of New Year’s Day!