Public holidays in Japan 2018-2022
In Japan, unlike many other Asian countries, the Gregorian calendar is almost exclusively valid. Even the "Setsubun" (beginning of spring), originally aligned to the lunar calendar, is regularly placed here on February 3.
There are hardly any remnants of the lunar calendar in Japan until 1873. Christian holidays such as Christmas or Easter are understandably rare. Christmas is well known in Japan, but it is not a legal holiday.
Public holidays actually mean a day off. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a day off.Back to overview: Japan
Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.
Movable Holidays in Japan
|Adult's Day||Jan 8||Jan 14||Jan 13||Jan 11||Jan 10|
|Mother's Day||May 13||May 12||May 10||May 9||May 8|
|Father's Day||Jun 17||Jun 16||Jun 21||Jun 20||Jun 19|
|Day of the Sea||Jul 16||Jul 15||Jul 20||Jul 19||Jul 18|
|Day of honouring the elderly||Sep 17||Sep 16||Sep 21||Sep 20||Sep 19|
|Day of Sports||Oct 8||Oct 14||Oct 12||Oct 11||Oct 10|
Movable holidays with (so far and for us) uncalculatable dates:
|Cherry Blossom Festival||mehrere Tage im März, je nach Region und Wetter unterschiedlich|
All information without guarantee.