Holiday Guide for Japan in 2019

Japan 2019
Japan
2019

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Population: 126.96m
Capital: Tokyo
Calling Code: (81)
Time Zone: +9 UTC
Currency: Japanese yen
Language: Japanese

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Japan List of National Holidays in Japan in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Japan: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Coming-of-age Day

 Long Weekend! 
Coming-of-age Day

Japan: The day honors young Japanese who will reach the age of 20 at any point during the year

National Foundation Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Foundation Day

Japan: Japan's National Day marks the traditional date on which according to legend Emperor Jimmu founded Japan in 660 BC

Vernal Equinox Day


Vernal Equinox Day

Japan: In Japan the vernal equinox is a welcome holiday as it marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring

Showa Day

 Long Weekend! 
Showa Day

Japan: Honours the birthday of Emperor Hirohito, the reigning Emperor before, during, and after World War II

Public Holiday


Public Holiday

Japan: As 1 May 2019 will be a public holiday, the days before and after will be holidays to create a 10 day break

The Emperor's Accession


The Emperor's Accession

Japan: A one-off public holiday in Japan on May 1st 2019 to mark the accession of the new Emperor

Public Holiday


Public Holiday

Japan: As 1 May 2019 will be a public holiday, the days before and after will be holidays to create a 10 day break

Constitution Memorial Day

 Long Weekend! 
Constitution Memorial Day

Japan: Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of Japan on May 3rd, 1947

Greenery Day


Greenery Day

Japan: Celebrates nature. Festivities include the planting of a tree and the planting of seeds by the Emperor and Empress

Children's Day


Children's Day

Japan: This is a day set aside to respect childrens personalities and to celebrate their happiness

Children's Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Children's Day (in lieu)

Japan: Monday May 6th 2019 is a public as Children's Day falls on a Sunday

Marine Day

 Long Weekend! 
Marine Day

Japan: Established to express gratitude for the gifts of the sea and honour its importance to the prosperity of Japan as a maritime nation

Mountain Day


Mountain Day

Japan: A new holiday to take place for the first time in 2016, celebrating the nation's mountains

Mountain Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Mountain Day (in lieu)

Japan: Monday August 12th 2019 is a public holiday as Mountain Day falls on a Sunday

Respect for the Aged Day

 Long Weekend! 
Respect for the Aged Day

Japan: Respect of the Aged Day was established as a national holiday in 1966 to express respect for the elders in the community

Autumnal Equinox Day

 Long Weekend! 
Autumnal Equinox Day

Japan: The Autumnal Equinox marks the day that the sun crosses over the equator from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere

Health-Sports Day

 Long Weekend! 
Health-Sports Day

Japan: Japan celebrates Sports Day to promote sports and an active lifestyle to ensure a healthy mind and body

The Emperor's Coronation


The Emperor's Coronation

Japan: A one-off public holiday in Japan on 22 October 2019 to mark the coronation of the new Emperor

Culture Day


Culture Day

Japan: Culture Day is a day to honor traditional Japanese culture and promote the love of freedom and peace

Culture Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Culture Day (in lieu)

Japan: Monday November 4th 2019 is a public holiday as Culture Day falls on a Sunday

Labour Thanksgiving Day


Labour Thanksgiving Day

Japan: Labor Thanksgiving Day is a modern name for the ritual of Harvest Festival

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.