National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day is a national holiday in Japan.

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National Foundation Day is the national holiday in Japan celebrated on February 11th. It celebrates the founding on the country and it's usually a patriotic festivity where people meditates about Japan's origins.

According to the Japanese mythology, this is the day of the accession of the first Japanese emperor, Emperor Jimmu, on 660 BC1.

Nowadays, there is some controversy about this festivity and very open expressions of patriotism in public are rare2.

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