Japanese Holidays

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January 1st - 3rd
  • New Year's (shogatsu)
January 7th
  • Festival of Seven Herbs (nanakusa-no-sekku)
January 11th (Second Monday in January)
  • Coming of Age (seijin no hi)
February 3rd
  • Beginning of Spring (setsubun)
February 11th
  • National Foundation Day (kenkoku kinenbi)
February 14th
March 3rd
  • Doll's Festival (hina matsuri)
March 14th
  • White Day
March 21st
  • Spring Eqinox Day (shunbun no hi)
April 29th
  • Shōwa Day (shōwa no hi)
May 3rd
  • Constitution Day (kenpo kinenbi)
May 4th
  • Greenery Day (midori no hi)
May 5th
  • Children's Day (kodomo no hi)
June 20th (Third Sunday of June)
July 7th
  • Star Festival (tanabata)
July 15th
  • Ochugen
July 19th (Third Monday in July)
  • Marine Day (umi no hi)
August 13-16th
  • Obon
September 20th (Third Monday in September)
  • Respect for the Aged Day (keiro no hi)
September 23rd
  • Autum Equinox Day (shubun no hi)
October 11th (Second Monday in October)
  • Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)
November 3rd
  • Culture Day (bunka no hi)
November 15th
  • Seven-Five-Three (shichigosan)
November 23rd
  • Labour Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi)
December 23rd
  • Emperor's Birthday (tenno no tanjobi)
December 31st
  • Oseibo (end of year gift giving)

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