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Public Holidays in Japan in 2018

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Vernal Equinox Day
Vernal Equinox Day

21 March 2018 This National holiday is in 27 days. In Japan the vernal equinox is a welcome holiday as it marks the end of winter and the ...

Showa Day (observed)
Showa Day

30 April 2018 This National holiday is in 67 days. Honours the birthday of Emperor Hirohito, the reigning Emperor before, during, and afte...

Constitution Memorial Day
Constitution Memorial Day

3 May 2018 This National holiday is in 70 days. Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of Japan on May 3rd, 1947

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
Monday February 12 National Foundation Day (observed)
Wednesday March 21 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
Monday April 30 Showa Day (observed) Part of Golden Week
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
Monday September 24 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
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
Monday December 24 The Emperors Birthday (observed) In 1989, Emperor Akihito became Japan's 125th emperor

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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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