The first sunrise on the new year day

In Japan, seeing the sunrise on the new year day is tradition.  We believe this first sunrise bring good luck to the ones who saw it.   We have a word to refer the first sunrise→初日の出(はつひので).

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I have seen the “moment of the first sunrise” appeared from horizon in the past a few times.  Even though you miss this “moment” and saw the sun shining in the east, it feels very special on the new year day.

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