Every household starts the year in its own way. In mine, we went to the temple and then stayed together as a family for the rest of the time, enjoying New Year's dishes, from ozoni, a clear soup with a lot of flavour, to osetchi, a variety of sweet dishes. These first three days together were very important for us. Like Christmas for the French. It is important to rest, to enjoy the peace and quiet.
New year's resolutions must be made on the first of January. You have to set goals and put them down on paper with a brush on the second of January. This was my ritual. In high school, I used to enjoy making copies of sutras that my teacher would correct.