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Special days, festivities and celebrations in Japan.
Calendar of special days and celebrations in Japan:1
|1月1日||New Year's Day|
|2nd Monday of January||Coming of Age Day|
|2月11日||National Foundation Day|
|3月3日||Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day or Girls' Day)|
|3月20日～||Vernal Equinox Day|
|4月29日||Shōwa Day (Shōwa Era Emperor Birthday)|
|5月3日||Constitution Memorial Day|
|5月4日||Greenery Day (Nature day)|
|Early May||Golden Week|
|3rd Monday of July||Marine Day|
|7月7日 or 8月7日||Tanabata (Star Festival)|
|7月15日||Obon (Festival of the Dead)|
|3rd Monday of September||Respect for the Aged Day|
|9月23日～||Autumnal Equinox Day|
|2nd Monday of October||Health and Sports Day|
|11月23日||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|12月23日||The Emperor's Birthday|
|12月31日||Oomisoka (New Year's Eve)|
|12月31日 at midnight||Joya-no-kane (New Year bells)|
Dates are expressed in Japanese format: month月day日 ↩
Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.
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The Bon Festival is near at hand.
Le Bon Festival est proche.
El Festival Bon está cerca.