Today’s events include:
Focus: Coming of Age Day
The second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day in Japan. A person is an adult in Japan from the age of 20 as they gain the right to vote and are also allowed to smoke and drink. Coming of Age Ceremonies are held to acknowledge that along with these rights come new responsibilities as the adult is expected to become a self-reliant member of society.
Bonus: Hot Toddy Recipe
1 and a half oz brown liquor (eg: brandy, whiskey or rum)
1 tablespoon of honey
half oz of lemon juice
1 cup of hot water
Lemon wedge for garnish (and/or cinnamon stick)
Combine the liquor, honey, lemon juice and hot water in a large warmed mug. Garnish with lemon wedge.
Daily Trivia: The thing that casts a shadow on a sundial is called a gnomon.