I applied for a part-time job at Eikoh Seminar when I was a freshman in college, and since then, I had taught not only English but also other subjects (even mathematics) to 2nd - 9th graders there.
Most of companies have the New Year holidays, but on January 2nd and 3rd, Eikoh provides a special course called "正月特訓Vゼミ (Shogatsu Tokkun V Seminar)" for 9th graders, who are studying for the entrance exam.
Of course I had to attend that special seminar......yeah, actually I had no New Year holidays during my university days.
I had quit the job at Eikoh last March and had no work at New Year's Day!!
Then, I went shopping for 初売り (Hatsuuri; the first bargain sale of the year) after an interval of 5 years!
What made me surprised the most was the crazy crowded shops and a long long line of people waiting to pay.
...Just like a swarm of ants...(・o・;)
I don't feel like working at New Year's Day, but I found that being in crowds is much stressful than being at juku.
Well, being at home with family is the best at New Year's Day. (^□^;)