Public holidays in Japan

Japan is one of the countries with many important holidays throughout the year. These holidays are not only a time to rest and welcome important events in Japanese history and culture, but also give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of interesting and special activities, sharp.

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Public holidays in Japan

Here is a list of official holidays in Japan:

  1. Lunar New Year (Shogatsu) - From the 1st to the 3rd day of the first lunar month: This is the biggest holiday of the year and marks the beginning of spring. The Japanese usually spend their time doing sumo-most, i.e. cleaning the house and welcoming the new spirit for the new year. People also visit relatives and friends' houses and enjoy traditional dishes of the Lunar New Year.
  2. Anniversary of the Founding of the Empire of Japan (Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) - February 11: This day commemorates the founding of the Empire of Japan in 1868. It is an important holiday but it is not completely off.
  3. Shunbun no Hi Anniversary - March 20 or 21: This is the day that marks the beginning of spring. People often participate in outdoor activities and plant flowers, and enjoy some typical spring food.
  4. Emperor's Birthday Celebration (Tenno Tanjo Bi) - April 29: This is the anniversary of the Emperor's birthday. Japanese people do not have a public holiday on this day, but there are cultural, sports and recreational activities.
  5. Fukuoka Shrine Memorial Day (Kodomo no Hi) - May 5: This day celebrates baby boys. Families often hang colorful carp chess pieces on the porch to express their hope for success and good luck for their babies.
  6. Shinbun no Hi (Shinbun no Hi) - July 7: This is the anniversary of the New Mission, one of Japan's Valentine's Days. People often decorate lanterns and organize activities at temples.
  7. Sea Crossing Day (Umi no Hi) - August 3: This day celebrates Japan's fisheries industry and the importance of the sea. Outdoor activities and festivals are often held at the beach.
  8. Memorial Day for the End of World War II (Keiro no Hi) - August 15: This is the anniversary of the end of World War II. Japanese people often take time to remember and pray for the victims of war.
  9. Labor Thanksgiving Day - November 23 is a day to thank the workers. Cultural and recreational activities are often organized, along with traditional food festivals.
  10. Christmas Day (Kurisumasu) - December 25: Although not an official holiday in Japan, Christmas is still considered a holiday and festive activities, shopping, and food all take place. tumultuous.

The above are the official holidays in Japan. In addition, there are many different regional holidays celebrated in different localities throughout the country. These holidays all carry a special meaning and are an opportunity for visitors to better understand the culture, history and people of Japan.

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