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National Holidays

The followings are national holidays in Japan.

January 1 New Year’s Day
2nd Monday of January Coming-of-Age Day
February 11 National Foundation Day
March 20 Spring Equinox Day*
April 29 Day of Showa
May 3 Constitution Day
May 4 Greenery Day
May 5 Children’s Day
3rd Monday of July Marine Day
August 11 Mountain Day
3rd Monday of September Respect-for-the-Aged Day
September 23 Autumn Equinox Day*
2nd Monday of October Sports Day
November 3 Culture Day
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 23 Emperor’s Birthday

* These holidays may be a day or two earlier or later in a given year; replacement holidays are set allocated on Mondays if the official holiday falls on a Sunday.
Note: A day that is sandwiched between two national holidays is considered a national holiday by law.

Created: March 30, 2010 / Last modified:July 22, 2016