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Public Holidays in Japan in 2017

Japan Upcoming Holidays in Japan

Vernal Equinox Day
Vernal Equinox Day

20 March 2017 This National holiday is in 27 days. In Japan the vernal equinox is a welcome holiday as it marks the end of winter and the ...

Showa Day
Showa Day

29 April 2017 This National holiday is in 67 days. Honours the birthday of Emperor Hirohito, the reigning Emperor before, during, and afte...

Constitution Memorial Day
Constitution Memorial Day

3 May 2017 This National holiday is in 71 days. Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of Japan on May 3rd, 1947

Japan List of National Public holidays of Japan in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Gantan
Monday January 09 Jan 9 Coming-of-age Day Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Saturday February 11 Feb 11 National Foundation Day
Monday March 20 Mar 20 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
Saturday April 29 Apr 29 Showa Day Part of Golden Week
Wednesday May 03 May 3 Constitution Memorial Day Part of Golden Week
Thursday May 04 May 4 Greenery Day Part of Golden Week
Friday May 05 May 5 Childrens Day Kodomo no Hi. Part of Golden Week
Monday July 17 Jul 17 Marine Day Umi no Hi. 3rd Monday of July
Friday August 11 Aug 11 Mountain Day August 11 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday September 18 Sep 18 Respect for the Aged Day Keiro no Hi. 3rd Monday of September
Friday September 22 Sep 22 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
Monday October 09 Oct 9 Health-Sports Day Taiiku no Hi. 2nd Monday of October
Friday November 03 Nov 3 Culture Day November 3 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Thursday November 23 Nov 23 Labour Thanksgiving Day November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Saturday December 23 Dec 23 The Emperors Birthday In 1989, Emperor Akihito became Japan's 125th emperor

Key

National Holiday

Notes

  • With the exception of New Year's Day, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is treated as a holiday instead.
  • If Respect for the aged day falls on 21 September and Autumnal Equinox falls in 23 September, then 22 September is declared a holiday - creating 'Silver Week'.

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