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Japanese Holiday Calendar

National Holidays

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January
  • 1: Gantan (New Year's Day)
  • 2nd Monday: Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day) - 20 year olds celebrate their coming of age day.
February
  • 11: Kenkoku-Kinen-bi (National Foundation Day)
March
  • around 20: Shunbun-no-hi (Vernal Equinox Day)
April
  • 29: Showa-no-hi (Showa Day) - Showa Emperor's birthday.
May
  • 3: Kenpo-Kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day)
  • 4: Midori-no-hi (Greenery Day)
  • 5: Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day)

July

  • 3rd Monday: Umi-no-hi (Ocean Day)

September

  • 3rd Monday: Keirou-no-hi (Respect for the Aged Day)
  • around 23: Shuubun-no-hi (Autumnal Equinox Day)
October
  • 2nd Monday: Taiiku-no-hi (Sports Day)
November
  • 3rd: Bunka-no-hi (Culture Day)
  • 23: Kinrou-kansha-no-hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
December
  • 23: Tennou-tanjo-bi (Current Emperor's Birthday) - Heisei Emperor's birthday.
(as of 2011)

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