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20.03.2010
March 21 ( March 20 in leap years) - Spring equinox (Shunbun-no hi/Higan-no chyunichi)
Shunbun-no hi is one of the oldest Japanese holidays though is has been officially celebrated since 1878 and became a day off after World War 2 as "a day of Love for nature and admiration of all the creatures". Read more...

11.01.2010
2nd Monday of January - Age Day (Seijin-no hi)
On the second Monday of January (until 2000 the fixed date was January 15) Age day is celebrated in Japan. Read more...

31.12.2009
January 1 - the New Year (O-shyogatsu)
New Year (O-shyogatsu) is an important and interesting holiday for all Japanese. Traditionally New Year holidays last from December 29 to January 3. Read more...

21.12.2009
December 23 - Living EmperorТs birthday Akihito (Tenno tanjobi)
Since 1989 when Akihito took the crown this day became national holiday. In the early morning during shukuga-no hi ceremony the Emperor receives congratulations from the members of the Emperor's family, prime-minister, president of the parliament and counselors. Read more...

23.11.2009
November 23 - Labor Day (Kinro kanshya-no hi)
Labor Day was established in Japan in 1948 in honor of the ancient festival Niinamesai, usually held at the end of autumn right after the first harvest. Read more...

02.11.2009
November 3 - Culture Day (Bunka-no hi)
Initially November 3 was celebrated in Japan as a birthday of an Emperor of the Meiji period. However after World War 2 this holiday though remained a day off was renamed. Read more...

09.10.2009
2nd Monday of October Ц Sport Day (Taiiku-no hi)
National Sport Day was introduced in Japan in 1966 in honor of the XVIII Summer Olympic Games that had taken place two years before in Tokyo. Read more...

23.09.2009
September 23 Ц Autumn equinox Day (Syubun-no hi/Higan)
This holiday, alongside with the day of a spring equinox has been inserted in 1878, though tradition of reverence of seasonal changes and ancestors is one of the oldest in Japan. Read more...

21.09.2009
3d Monday of September Ц Respect-for-the-aged Day (Keirou-no hi)
This is a national holiday, established in 1966, to celebrate long life, and show respect for the elders of society. Read more...

17.07.2009
3d Monday of July Ц Sea Day (Umi-no hi)
The Japanese started to celebrate Sea day only in 1996. On this day they thank sea for those gifts which it brings them everyday and believe in further successful development of their country which is surrounded by water. Read more...

05.05.2009
May 5 Ц Children's Day (Kodomo-no Hi)
Initially this day was called Boy's day and girls had another holiday called Hina Matsuri (March 3). Read more...

04.05.2009
May 4 Ц Greenery Day (Midori no hi)
Until 2007 Greenery day was celebrated in Japan on April 29. Initially it was a birthday of Hirohito Emperor (1901-1989), who was a great connoisseur of nature, After his death this holiday started to be celebrated as Greenery day. Read more...

03.05.2009
May 3 Ц Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
Constitution Day has been celebrated since 1948. According to the Constitution of 1947 Japan refused war as a means of solving international disagreement which make it much different from Constitutions of all other countries. Read more...

09.02.2009
February 11 - State Establishment Day (Kenkoku kinenbi)
State establishment day was introduced in Japan in honor of history and to breed patriotism. During World War 2 this state holiday was called Empire establishment day (kigensetsu). Read more...

25.04.2008
April 29 - Showa day (Showa-no hi)
Initially it was a birthday of Hirohito Emperor (1901-1989) who was known as a connoisseur of nature. Read more...

13.07.2006
From 13th till 15th of August Ц Obon
The 13th through 16th of August is called Obon in Japan. Obon is a Buddhist event and one of the most important traditions for Japanese people. Read more...


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