2020 JAPAN HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Japan is
23rd February, SundayEmperor's Birthday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Jan 13, 2020Jan 13||Coming of Age Day|
|TuesdayTue||Feb 11, 2020Feb 11||National Foundation Day|
|SundaySun||Feb 23, 2020Feb 23||Emperor's Birthday|
|MondayMon||Feb 24, 2020Feb 24||Emperor's Birthday Observed|
|FridayFri||Mar 20, 2020Mar 20||Spring Equinox|
|WednesdayWed||Apr 29, 2020Apr 29||Showa Day|
|SundaySun||May 03, 2020May 03||Constitution Memorial Day|
|MondayMon||May 04, 2020May 04||Greenery Day|
|TuesdayTue||May 05, 2020May 05||Children's Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 06, 2020May 06||Constitution Memorial Day Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Jul 23, 2020Jul 23||Marine Day|
|FridayFri||Jul 24, 2020Jul 24||Health and Sports Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 10, 2020Aug 10||Mountain Day|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 15, 2020Aug 15||Festival of Souls (Obon)|
|MondayMon||Sep 21, 2020Sep 21||Respect for the Aged Day|
|TuesdayTue||Sep 22, 2020Sep 22||Autumn Equinox Day|
|TuesdayTue||Nov 03, 2020Nov 03||Culture Day|
|MondayMon||Nov 23, 2020Nov 23||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 31, 2020Dec 31||Omisoka|
Public Holidays in Japan
Sunday Feb 23, 2020
The upcoming Japan holiday Emperor's Birthday is in 3 days from today.
Friday Mar 20, 2020
The upcoming Japan holiday Spring Equinox is in 29 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays Japan Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Japan which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Japan holiday calendar for 2020 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.