Japanese celebrations

Special days, festivities and celebrations in Japan.

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Calendar of special days and celebrations in Japan:1

DateJapaneseEnglish
1月1日🎍 New Year's Day
2nd Monday of January👦 Coming of Age Day
2月11日🎌 National Foundation Day
2月14日💘 Valentine's Day
3月3日🎎 Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day or Girls' Day)
3月14日💟 White 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)
5月5日🎏 Children's Day
Early MayGolden 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3日📚 Culture Day
11月15日👧 Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three)
11月23日💼 Labor Thanksgiving Day
12月23日The Emperor's Birthday
12月25日🎅 Christmas
12月31日Oomisoka (New Year's Eve)
12月31日 at midnight🔔 Joya-no-kane (New Year bells)

  1. Dates are expressed in Japanese format: monthday日 

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