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2019 JAPAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Japan is

11th February, MondayNational Foundation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 14, 2019Jan 14Coming of Age Day
MondayMonFeb 11, 2019Feb 11National Foundation Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Spring Equinox
MondayMonApr 29, 2019Apr 29Showa Day
FridayFriMay 03, 2019May 03Constitution Memorial Day
SaturdaySatMay 04, 2019May 04Greenery Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05Children's Day
MondayMonMay 06, 2019May 06Children's Day Observed
MondayMonJul 15, 2019Jul 15Marine Day
SundaySunAug 11, 2019Aug 11Mountain Day
MondayMonAug 12, 2019Aug 12Mountain Day Holiday
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Festival of Souls (Obon)
MondayMonSep 16, 2019Sep 16Respect for the Aged Day
MondayMonSep 23, 2019Sep 23Autumn Equinox Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2019Oct 14Health and Sports Day
SundaySunNov 03, 2019Nov 03Culture Day
SaturdaySatNov 23, 2019Nov 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31Omisoka

Upcoming Public Holidays in Japan

National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day

Monday Feb 11, 2019

The upcoming Japan holiday National Foundation Day is in 19 days from today.

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Thursday Mar 21, 2019

The upcoming Japan holiday Spring Equinox is in 57 days from today.

Showa Day

Showa Day

Monday Apr 29, 2019

The upcoming Japan holiday Showa Day is in 96 days from today.

2019 Public Holidays Japan Service

The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in Japan which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Japan holiday calendar for 2019 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.