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Monday, January 11, 2016

Adult's Day 2016


Today is seijin-no-hi or Adult's Day also known as Coming of Age Day. Adult's Day falls on the second Monday in January and is a national holiday in Japan.

Adult's Day or Seijin no Hi.

Coming of Age ceremonies are held in public halls all over Japan for young 20-year-olds reaching adulthood, legally enabling them to marry without their parents' consent, drive, gamble, smoke, drink and other freedoms.

The voting age has been lowered from 20 to 18 and 18-year-olds will vote for the first time in Upper House elections next summer.

Adult's Day or Seijin no Hi.

Young Japanese women parade in their finest kimono while young men wear western suits or occasionally traditional Japanese hakama and haori.

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