Thursday, February 11, 2021
It's National Foundation Day in Japan and More!
It's a National Holiday and most people have the day off. Schools are closed.
Some sort of tropical storm is blowing cold wind and rain so, I hung around inside all day.
About 4 PM the wife and a daughter returned from a shopping expedition.
And the young one presented me with this ice-cold six-pack of beer.
I'm really not celebrating National Foundation Day for Japan. I'm American.
Naturally, I thanked the daughter for bringing my favorite beer.
Little did she know, I was gonna celebrate New Year's Eve tonight.
First, we must get back to the Japanese holiday.
They say Japan began (as a country) in 660 BC.
That's all I can tell you. Read the history of Japan HERE if you need all the details.
When I thanked the daughter for the Orion Beer I told her it's New Year's Eve.
She looked at me like I was crazy so, I had to explain. It's Chinese New Year's Day tomorrow!
Some folks in Okinawa still use the Lunar Calendar.
And, the stick with the rituals, holiday routines, and planting of the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
Learn all about the Chinese New Year at this Site.
Adding a little more to all this holiday confusion, the daughter handed me another gift.
Some chocolate, as well as the beer, was her gift to me for Valentine's Day!
It's been a long (almost photoless) day. Two quick shots of the beer and I'm done.
One photo from the front and another displaying the top of the six-pack. That's it.
It's getting dark outside and I have some Lunar New Year's Eve business to tend to.