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Public Holidays in Japan in 2017

Japan When is the next Public Holiday in Japan?

The Emperor's Birthday
The Emperor's Birthday

23 December 2017 This National holiday is in 11 days. The birthday of the current Emperor of Japan is always celebrated as a national holiday

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 20 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Coming-of-age Day
Coming-of-age Day

8 January 2018 This National holiday is in 27 days. The day honors young Japanese who will reach the age of 20 at any point during the year

Japan List of National Public holidays of Japan in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day Gantan
Monday January 09 Coming-of-age Day Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Saturday February 11 National Foundation Day
Monday March 20 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
Saturday April 29 Showa Day Part of Golden Week
Wednesday May 03 Constitution Memorial Day Part of Golden Week
Thursday May 04 Greenery Day Part of Golden Week
Friday May 05 Childrens Day Kodomo no Hi. Part of Golden Week
Monday July 17 Marine Day Umi no Hi. 3rd Monday of July
Friday August 11 Mountain Day August 11 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday September 18 Respect for the Aged Day Keiro no Hi. 3rd Monday of September
Friday September 22 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
Monday October 09 Health-Sports Day Taiiku no Hi. 2nd Monday of October
Friday November 03 Culture Day November 3 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Thursday November 23 Labour Thanksgiving Day November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Saturday December 23 The Emperor's Birthday 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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