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2023 JAPAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Japan is

25th December, SundayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
MondayMonJan 09, 2023Jan 09Coming of Age Day
SaturdaySatFeb 11, 2023Feb 11National Foundation Day
ThursdayThuFeb 23, 2023Feb 23Emperor's Birthday
TuesdayTueMar 21, 2023Mar 21Spring Equinox
SaturdaySatApr 29, 2023Apr 29Showa Day
WednesdayWedMay 03, 2023May 03Constitution Memorial Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04Greenery Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05Children's Day
MondayMonJul 17, 2023Jul 17Marine Day
FridayFriAug 11, 2023Aug 11Mountain Day
SundaySunAug 13, 2023Aug 13Festival of Souls (Obon)
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18Respect for the Aged Day
SaturdaySatSep 23, 2023Sep 23Autumn Equinox Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Health and Sports Day
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03Culture Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Japan

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Japan holiday Christmas Day is in 21 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

The upcoming Japan holiday New Year's Day is in 28 days from today.

New Year's Day Holiday

New Year's Day Holiday

Monday Jan 02, 2023

The upcoming Japan holiday New Year's Day Holiday is in 29 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Japan Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Japan which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Japan holiday calendar for 2023 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.