It will be the end of year.
In order to welcome the year of 2018 cheerfully, let me tell you what to prepare for the New Year.
Remove the dirt in the past year! In the past, at Edo, the people cleaned the house on December 13 in the name of "Dirt Removal", so the general cleaning is originated from this. If your house is cleaning, the God would prefer to visit you. In addition, with a cleaning house, you can also welcome the New Year cheerfully.
After Christmas vacation ends, it is great to do such housework with your family.
Hang the symbol of New Year's god such as Kadomatsu or Shimenawa.
Just changes the Christmas wreath to the Shimenawa, the New Year's atmosphere will be rising all at once ♪ and let's decorate the round Kagami Mochi because the God is living in it. If all these work are done on December 29, it will be unlucky because "9 means pain, misery". So if you can not make such preparation timely, just do it on December 30.
Now, there are many families order the Osechi Rypuri on Internet.
It may be very hard to cook so many dishes at one time, and it is said that many people had already prepared for the dishes which are easy to preserve such as Jakoha Shirasu or Vinegarish Dish from December 27.
If you can make the Osechi Rypuri from January 1, you would feel a sense of accomplishment.
All will be finished before January 1, just welcome the New Year's day cheerfully !