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Second Monday in January.

Coming-of-Age Day, a national holiday. This day honors young people who have reached the age of 20, when they are allowed to vote, drink alcohol, and assume other responsibilities. They visit shrines to pray for their futures. Many women wear traditional kimono.

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  • Written May 5, 2005
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