January 28, 2017

Happy Lunar Calendar New Year 2017

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Happy Lunar New Year 2017 / 旧正月(ソーグワチ)

In Okinawa the New Year has been celebrated on the January 1st on Lunar Calendar. According to the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau, some families celebrate the New Year both on Gregorian and Lunar Calendars.

In mainland Japan the New Year is celebrated with a boxed food called osechi (おせち) and mochi (rice cakes).

The University of the Ryukyus Library published an essay about the New Year’s Eve.

Kijimun no doūchuimunī / きじむんのどぅーちゅいむにぃー : 大晦日の夜 (December 2013)

A site in Okinawa shows some traditional, Okinawan New Year dishes and the recipes.

Related Resources:

You can find more resources by choosing “Subject,” and “Cooking, Okinawan” or “Cooking, Ryukyuan.”

subject heading in voyager record

Subject headings for Okinawan cooking in a Voyager record

The Asia Department at UH Mānoa is having an exhibit on the 4th floor in the Hamilton Library.

Check it out!