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April
22

This festival features gagaku court dance and music on a stone stage in the Kame-no-ike pond at Shitenno-ji Temple as a memorial service...

April
27

The Port festival celebrates Nagoya's connection to the seas which have made it prosperous. The harbour comes alive with maritime displays and...

May
03

The three gods of good fortune, on horseback, lead a colourful procession of 12,000 'matsubayashi' folk music players in Japanese ensembles and...

Japan Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday. When there is a single day between two national holidays, it is also taken as a holiday.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
13 January 2014
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2014
March
21
Vernal Equinox
Start date:
21 March 2014
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2014
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2014
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2014
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2014
July
21
Marine Day
Start date:
21 July 2014
September
15
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
15 September 2014
September
23
Autumnal Equinox
Start date:
23 September 2014
October
13
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
13 October 2014
October
24
Culture Day
Start date:
24 October 2014
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2014
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
12
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
12 January 2015
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2015
March
21
Vernal Equinox
Start date:
21 March 2015
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2015
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2015
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2015
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2015
July
20
Marine Day
Start date:
20 July 2015
September
21
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
21 September 2015
September
22
Autumnal Equinox
Start date:
22 September 2015
October
12
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
12 October 2015
November
03
Culture Day
Start date:
3 November 2015
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2015
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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