2021 JAPAN HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Japan is
20th September, MondayRespect for the Aged Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Jan 11, 2021Jan 11||Coming of Age Day|
|ThursdayThu||Feb 11, 2021Feb 11||National Foundation Day|
|TuesdayTue||Feb 23, 2021Feb 23||Emperor's Birthday|
|SaturdaySat||Mar 20, 2021Mar 20||Spring Equinox|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 29, 2021Apr 29||Showa Day|
|MondayMon||May 03, 2021May 03||Constitution Memorial Day|
|TuesdayTue||May 04, 2021May 04||Greenery Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 05, 2021May 05||Children's Day|
|MondayMon||Jul 19, 2021Jul 19||Marine Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 08, 2021Aug 08||Mountain Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 09, 2021Aug 09||Mountain Day Holiday|
|SundaySun||Aug 22, 2021Aug 22||Festival of Souls (Obon)|
|MondayMon||Sep 20, 2021Sep 20||Respect for the Aged Day|
|ThursdayThu||Sep 23, 2021Sep 23||Autumn Equinox Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 11, 2021Oct 11||Health and Sports Day|
|WednesdayWed||Nov 03, 2021Nov 03||Culture Day|
|TuesdayTue||Nov 23, 2021Nov 23||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in Japan
Autumn Equinox Day
Thursday Sep 23, 2021
The upcoming Japan holiday Autumn Equinox Day is in 7 days from today.
Health and Sports Day
Monday Oct 11, 2021
The upcoming Japan holiday Health and Sports Day is in 25 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays Japan Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Japan which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Japan holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
National holidays in Japan are established in accordance with 1948 law that provides guidelines on public holidays. Japan has 16 national holidays held every year. A holiday that falls on a Sunday dictates that the following day which is Monday turned to a holiday too. Government services are not offered during holidays and schools as well as most businesses remain closed.
The Japanese people observe two major religions. They are Buddhism and Shinto. Shinto is based on Japanese culture while Buddhism is a foreign religion though practices by a big number of people. Religious holidays are mostly based on these two religions. Buddhists celebrate Vesak which is the major festivals of the year. The celebration is observed to commemorate Buddha's birthday.
New Year celebration is the major public holiday that is celebrated in Japan. On the eve of the New Year, Japanese citizens hold celebrations marked with numerous events till the morning of the New Year. The day starts with viewing the New Year’s first sunrise which is traditionally believed to be the representative of the just started year.
National Foundation day is observed to commemorate the day Japan became a nation. Cultural festivities and military shows mark the holiday. Constitution Memorial Day is the day observed in remembrance of the day the constitution of Japan became an enforcer of the law.
One of the unique holidays by the Japanese people is called coming of age. On this day the young men and women who are 20 years of age are considered adults. Other exciting Japanese holidays include Showa day, Vernal Equinox Day, greenery day and many others.