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Public Holidays in Japan in 2016

Japan List of National Public holidays of Japan in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day Gantan
Monday January 11 Coming-of-age Day Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Thursday February 11 National Foundation Day
Monday March 21 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
Friday April 29 Showa Day Part of Golden Week
Tuesday May 03 Constitution Memorial Day Part of Golden Week
Wednesday May 04 Greenery Day Part of Golden Week
Thursday May 05 Childrens Day Kodomo no Hi. Part of Golden Week
Monday July 18 Marine Day Umi no Hi. 3rd Monday of July
Thursday August 11 Mountain Day August 11 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday September 19 Respect for the Aged Day Keiro no Hi. 3rd Monday of September
Thursday September 22 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
Monday October 10 Health-Sports Day Taiiku no Hi. 2nd Monday of October
Thursday November 03 Culture Day November 3 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Wednesday November 23 Labour Thanksgiving Day November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Friday December 23 The Emperors Birthday In 1989, Emperor Akihito became Japan's 125th emperor

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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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