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2021 JAPAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Japan is

29th April, ThursdayShowa Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 11, 2021Jan 11Coming of Age Day
ThursdayThuFeb 11, 2021Feb 11National Foundation Day
TuesdayTueFeb 23, 2021Feb 23Emperor's Birthday
SaturdaySatMar 20, 2021Mar 20Spring Equinox
ThursdayThuApr 29, 2021Apr 29Showa Day
MondayMonMay 03, 2021May 03Constitution Memorial Day
TuesdayTueMay 04, 2021May 04Greenery Day
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05Children's Day
MondayMonJul 19, 2021Jul 19Marine Day
SundaySunAug 08, 2021Aug 08Mountain Day
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09Mountain Day Holiday
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Festival of Souls (Obon)
MondayMonSep 20, 2021Sep 20Respect for the Aged Day
ThursdayThuSep 23, 2021Sep 23Autumn Equinox Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Health and Sports Day
WednesdayWedNov 03, 2021Nov 03Culture Day
TuesdayTueNov 23, 2021Nov 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Japan

Showa Day

Showa Day

Thursday Apr 29, 2021

The upcoming Japan holiday Showa Day is in 18 days from today.

Constitution Memorial Day

Constitution Memorial Day

Monday May 03, 2021

The upcoming Japan holiday Constitution Memorial Day is in 22 days from today.

Greenery Day

Greenery Day

Tuesday May 04, 2021

The upcoming Japan holiday Greenery Day is in 23 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.