In Japan, February 2 is the End of Winter: Happy Setsubun!

Setsubun falls on the day before "Risshun," the first day of spring, and marks the end of winter. The holiday maintains the ancient tradition of driving away demons and welcoming the (Lunar) New Year through some pretty quirky customs!

In Japan, February 2 is the End of Winter: Happy Setsubun!

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