2019 JAPAN HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Japan is
23rd September, MondayAutumn Equinox Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Jan 14, 2019Jan 14||Coming of Age Day|
|MondayMon||Feb 11, 2019Feb 11||National Foundation Day|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 21, 2019Mar 21||Spring Equinox|
|MondayMon||Apr 29, 2019Apr 29||Showa Day|
|FridayFri||May 03, 2019May 03||Constitution Memorial Day|
|SaturdaySat||May 04, 2019May 04||Greenery Day|
|SundaySun||May 05, 2019May 05||Children's Day|
|MondayMon||May 06, 2019May 06||Children's Day Observed|
|MondayMon||Jul 15, 2019Jul 15||Marine Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 11, 2019Aug 11||Mountain Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 12, 2019Aug 12||Mountain Day Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Aug 15, 2019Aug 15||Festival of Souls (Obon)|
|MondayMon||Sep 16, 2019Sep 16||Respect for the Aged Day|
|MondayMon||Sep 23, 2019Sep 23||Autumn Equinox Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 14, 2019Oct 14||Health and Sports Day|
|SundaySun||Nov 03, 2019Nov 03||Culture Day|
|SaturdaySat||Nov 23, 2019Nov 23||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|TuesdayTue||Dec 31, 2019Dec 31||Omisoka|
Upcoming Public Holidays in Japan
Autumn Equinox Day
Monday Sep 23, 2019
The upcoming Japan holiday Autumn Equinox Day is in 3 days from today.
Health and Sports Day
Monday Oct 14, 2019
The upcoming Japan holiday Health and Sports Day is in 24 days from today.
Sunday Nov 03, 2019
The upcoming Japan holiday Culture Day is in 44 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.