Christmas & Christmas Eve

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Japanese Christmas

Japanese Christmas

Although most Japanese are not Christians, Christmas has become increasingly popular in recent years. What's interesting though is that Japan celebrates Christmas Eve more festively than actual Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve many couples and families go out for dinner or celebrate with a feast at home. Interestingly, fried chicken dinners from KFC are very popular. Every Christmas season, hundreds of thousands of families pre-order their fried chicken dinner sets from KFC weeks in advance. After dinner most Japanese enjoy a delicious Christmas cake. The cake is usually covered in white whipped cream and decorated beautifully with strawberries and often miniature Santa figurines.

Illumination

Illumination is also a big part of Christmas in Japan. Many cities, especially the more populated touristy areas, are beautifully lit by thousands of Christmas lights. Illumination areas become very popular among couples during Christmas time.

Illumination

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