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
|SundaySun||Jan 01, 2023Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Jan 02, 2023Jan 02||New Year's Day Holiday|
|MondayMon||Jan 09, 2023Jan 09||Coming of Age Day|
|SaturdaySat||Feb 11, 2023Feb 11||National Foundation Day|
|ThursdayThu||Feb 23, 2023Feb 23||Emperor's Birthday|
|TuesdayTue||Mar 21, 2023Mar 21||Spring Equinox|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 29, 2023Apr 29||Showa Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 03, 2023May 03||Constitution Memorial Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 04, 2023May 04||Greenery Day|
|FridayFri||May 05, 2023May 05||Children's Day|
|MondayMon||Jul 17, 2023Jul 17||Marine Day|
|FridayFri||Aug 11, 2023Aug 11||Mountain Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 13, 2023Aug 13||Festival of Souls (Obon)|
|MondayMon||Sep 18, 2023Sep 18||Respect for the Aged Day|
|SaturdaySat||Sep 23, 2023Sep 23||Autumn Equinox Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 09, 2023Oct 09||Health and Sports Day|
|FridayFri||Nov 03, 2023Nov 03||Culture Day|
|ThursdayThu||Nov 23, 2023Nov 23||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 25, 2023Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in Japan
Sunday Dec 25, 2022
The upcoming Japan holiday Christmas Day is in 21 days from today.
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
Monday Jan 02, 2023
The upcoming Japan holiday New Year's Day Holiday is in 29 days from today.
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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.