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Dec 22, 2013 16:31
Christmas doesn't have a traditional or religious meaning for most of the Japanese, and the day isn't a national holiday.
So many think it is convenient to have a fun on another day.
Conveniently, December 23rd is the present emperor's birthday and a national holiday.
I myself will eat Christmas cake on 23rd.
Many shops are decorated with Christmas ornaments, selling special dishes, cakes, and party goods by 24th, and from the next morning all the Christmas decoration is put away and they sell goods for the New Year's holiday, because it is the most important holiday in Japan.