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New Year's Day

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New Year's Day is one of the most important holidays in the Japanese calendar. The point of the three-day festival, called "o-shogatsu," is to wash away the bad luck and bad fortune from the previous year and to invite good fortune for the coming year. Japanese children receive coins to cultivate wealth and happiness.

  1. 1. What do Japanese children receive?
    1. a. Presents
    2. b. Fruit
    3. c. Coins
  2. 2. How many days do the Japanese celebrate New Year's?
    1. a. 3
    2. b. 2
    3. c. 1
  3. 3. What is one of the most important Japanese holidays?
    1. a. Valentine's Day
    2. b. Christmas
    3. c. New Year's Day