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.
Moving Holidays in Japan
|Adult's Day||Jan, 8th||Jan, 14th||Jan, 13th||Jan, 11th||Jan, 10th|
|Mother's Day||May, 13th||May, 12th||May, 10th||May, 9th||May, 8th|
|Father's Day||Jun, 17th||Jun, 16th||Jun, 21st||Jun, 20th||Jun, 19th|
|Day of the Sea||Jul, 16th||Jul, 15th||Jul, 20th||Jul, 19th||Jul, 18th|
|Day of honouring the elderly||Sep, 17th||Sep, 16th||Sep, 21st||Sep, 20th||Sep, 19th|
|Day of Sports||Oct, 8th||Oct, 14th||Oct, 12th||Oct, 11th||Oct, 10th|
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.