National Holidays in Japan in 2021

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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.


When are the next National holidays in Japan?

Japan Upcoming Holidays

List of Holidays in Japan in 2021

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