Today’s Holiday: Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival)

Today’s Holiday:
Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival)

Setsubun is a ceremony observed in all major temples throughout Japan to mark the last day of winter according to the lunar calendar. People throng temple grounds where the priests or stars such as actors and sumo wrestlers throw dried beans to the crowd who shout, “Fortune in, goblins out!” Some people also decorate their doorways with sardine heads, because the evil spirits don’t like their smell. Beans caught at the temple are brought home to drive out evil there. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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