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Public Holidays in Japan in 2018

Japan When is the next Public Holiday in Japan?

The Emperor's Birthday
The Emperor's Birthday

23 December 2018 This National holiday is in 13 days. The birthday of the current Emperor of Japan is always celebrated as a national holiday

The Emperor's Birthday (observed)
The Emperors Birthday (observed)

24 December 2018 This National holiday is in 14 days. Monday 24 December 2018 is a public holiday as the Emperor's Birthday falls on a Sunday

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2019 This National holiday is in 22 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Japan List of National Public holidays of Japan in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day Gantan
Monday January 08 Coming-of-age Day Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Sunday February 11 National Foundation Day
Monday February 12 National Foundation Day (observed)
Wednesday March 21 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
Sunday April 29 Showa Day Part of Golden Week
Monday April 30 Showa Day (observed)
Thursday May 03 Constitution Memorial Day Part of Golden Week
Friday May 04 Greenery Day Part of Golden Week
Saturday May 05 Childrens Day Kodomo no Hi. Part of Golden Week
Monday July 16 Marine Day Umi no Hi. 3rd Monday of July
Saturday August 11 Mountain Day August 11 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday September 17 Respect for the Aged Day Keiro no Hi. 3rd Monday of September
Sunday September 23 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
Monday September 24 Autumnal Equinox Day (observed)
Monday October 08 Health-Sports Day Taiiku no Hi. 2nd Monday of October
Saturday November 03 Culture Day November 3 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Friday November 23 Labour Thanksgiving Day November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Sunday December 23 The Emperor's Birthday December 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday December 24 The Emperor's Birthday (observed)

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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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