Holiday Guide for Japan in 2019

Japan 2019
Japan
2019

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Japan observes 16 national holidays throughout the year. On these days schools and public offices are closed, and many employers give workers the day off. June is the only month without a national holiday.

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 since 2016, celebrating the nation's mountains. Mountain Day is intended is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from 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 October 22nd 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.