February 2nd marked this year’s ‘setsubun’.
Some people who are familiar with setsubun may have gotten a bit confused when hearing that it was on the 2nd this year.
Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring. For most years, setsubun is on February 3rd. However the day for the beginning of spring is not fixed to February 4th, sometimes it may actually change.
Before this year, the last time setsubun fell on February 2nd was some 124 years ago in 1897 (Meiji era, year 30).