Seijin no hi
Although Christmas holidays have come to an end, at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we keep on celebrating. Today we are travelling to Japan to celebrate Seijin no hi.
Seijin no hi, also known as Coming of Age Day, celebrates age of majority in Japan. This Japanese public holiday occurs on every second Monday of January. It honors every person that has turned 20 years old over the past year.
It was established in 1948. Between 1948 and 2000 Seijin no hi was celebrated on the 15th of January. Until in 2000 Japanese government introduced the Happy Monday System, since then it takes place on the second Monday of January.
Seijin no hi takes place in every city and village around Japan. People can attend the event at their local city office, and after celebrating it with their families and friends. People also visit temples and shrines to worship the deities.
Seijin no hi is a very important day for young Japanese people because they don´t just celebrate their age of majority, they also have the chance to wear for the first time gorgeous kimonos for the occasion. All the girls wear special designed kimonos, while boys wear a suit or traditional Japanese clothes (hakama).
At the 5 stars resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we also have our own celebrations. If you visit us, don´t miss the opportunity to attend our Wishing Fountain Ceremony, every Saturday at 20:00 h. at the fountain in the Hotel Hall.