Top events in Japan

August
25

The streets of Nagoya are filled with entertainers and dancers boasting colourful costumes celebrating the cultural meld of north and south...

October
11

Up to 350,000 people gather to watch a procession of 3,000 participants carrying lanterns and huge paper decorations to Honmonji. The Oeshiki...

October
22

Kyoto's Jidai Matsuri is a glorious opportunity to see the history of the country brought to life. Some 2,000 people wear authentic costumes from...

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
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