Holidays in January
1st – New Year
It is Japan’s public holiday to welcome the New Year.
2nd Monday - Coming of Age
It is celebrated on the second Monday of January every year in order to wish and hearten all those individuals who have just turned the age of maturity (20 years) during the specific year.
Holidays in February
11th - Foundation Day
It is also known as National Foundation Day. It is celebrated by the Japanese as a day of solidarity in order to nourish a true love for the motherland.
Holidays in March
Around 20th - Vernal Equinox Day
It is also known as “Spring Equinox Day.” It is a special national holiday in Japan for the high regard of nature and for adore of living things.
Holidays in April
29th - Showa Day
It is the birthday of late Emperor Showa and it marks the beginning of the Golden Week holiday period.
Holidays in May
3rd - Constitution Memorial Day
It is another National holiday of Japan to observe the day on which Japan's famous “postwar constitution” was formed.
4th - Greenery Day
It is a day to honour Showa’s love for nature and plants. The people of Japan make a determination to take care of the nature and be thankful for all its blessings.
5th - Children's Day
It is also known as “Boy's Festival.” It is a day to make a determination in order to value the individuality of children and to make proper plans for their future and happiness.
Holidays in July
3rd Monday - Marine Day
It is also called as a “Sea Day.” It is basically a day to acknowledge the blessings of the oceans and to hope for the affluence of the maritime nation, that is Japan.
Holidays in September
3rd Monday - Respect for the Aged Day
It is a national Holiday of Japan to show love and reverence towards the old and respectable members, praying for their long life.
Around 23rd - Autumnal Equinox Day
It is a day to commemorate one’s ancestors and memorize their deaths.
Holidays in November
3rd - Health and Sports Day
It is Japan’s national holiday to observe harmony, liberty and to uphold the cultural values.
23rd - Labour Thanksgiving Day
As the name of the holiday shows, it is a day to pay tribute to the Labour’s effort in the development of Japan.
Holidays in December
23rd - The Emperor's Birthday
The birthday of the existing monarch in Japan is forever a national holiday.