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Holidays & Observances in Japan

Japan is a collection of islands in eastern Asia. Its culture maintains much of its traditional Asian spirit, but has also been highly influenced by Western culture. Religion is not extremely important to the Japanese, but most that do consider themselves religious follow Shinto, Buddhism, or some combination of the two. Buddhist holidays are widely celebrated, though they are not necessarily the most important. Many secular holidays are celebrated throughout Japan with unique traditions. For instance, both the spring and fall equinoxes are observed. Christmas is also celebrated, though very few Christians reside in Japan. Streets are decorated in Christmas themes and some secular Christmas traditions are celebrated even amongst the non-religious. This is due to the Western influence on Japan.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
New Year's New Year's Eve Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Coming of Age Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Coming of Age Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day National Foundation Day Japan National, Federal, Bank, Public
Valentine's Day Valentine's Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Spring Equinox National, Federal, Bank, Public
Memorial Day Constitution Memorial Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Greenery Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Greenery Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Star Festival Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Sea Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mountain Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mountain Day National, Federal, Bank, Public