National Holidays in Japan in 2019

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 is the only month without a national holiday.

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Japan List of Holidays in Japan in 2019

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Wednesday Bank Holiday Not A Public Holiday Banks only
Thursday Bank Holiday Not A Public Holiday Banks only
Monday Coming-of-age Day National Holiday Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Monday National Foundation Day National Holiday
Thursday Vernal Equinox Day National Holiday March 20 or March 21
Monday Showa Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Tuesday Public Holiday National Holiday Bridge holiday
Wednesday The Emperor's Accession National Holiday
Thursday Public Holiday National Holiday Bridge holiday
Friday Constitution Memorial Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Saturday Greenery Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Sunday Children's Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Monday Children's Day (in lieu) National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Monday Marine Day National Holiday 3rd Monday of July
Sunday Mountain Day National Holiday
Monday Mountain Day (in lieu) National Holiday
Tuesday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Wednesday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Thursday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Monday Respect for the Aged Day National Holiday 3rd Monday of September
Monday Autumnal Equinox Day National Holiday
Monday Health-Sports Day National Holiday 2nd Monday of October
Tuesday The Emperor's Coronation National Holiday
Sunday Culture Day National Holiday November 3rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday Culture Day (in lieu) National Holiday November 3rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Saturday Labour Thanksgiving Day National Holiday November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Tuesday Bank Holiday Not A Public Holiday Banks only

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.