National Holidays in Japan in 2020

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Japan observes 16 national holidays throughout the year. On these days schools and public offices are closed, and many employers give workers the day off. June and December are the only months without a national holiday.


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Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Wednesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Coming-of-Age Day National Holiday 2nd Monday of January
Tuesday National Foundation Day National Holiday National Day
Sunday The Emperor's Birthday National Holiday February 23rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday The Emperor's Birthday Holiday National Holiday February 23rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Friday Vernal Equinox Day National Holiday March 20 or March 21
Wednesday Showa Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Sunday Constitution Memorial Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Monday Greenery Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Tuesday Children's Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Wednesday Constitution Memorial Day National Holiday As Constitution Memorial Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday Marine Day National Holiday Moved to eve of Olympics Opening Ceremony
Friday Health-Sports Day National Holiday Moved to day of Olympics Opening Ceremony
Monday Mountain Day National Holiday Moved to day after Olympics closing ceremony
Thursday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Friday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Saturday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Monday Respect for the Aged Day National Holiday 3rd Monday of September
Tuesday Autumnal Equinox Day National Holiday
Tuesday Culture Day National Holiday November 3rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday Labour Thanksgiving Day National Holiday November 23rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday

Notes

  • 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'.
  • With the exception of New Year's Day, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is treated as a holiday instead.

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