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2020 JAPAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Japan is

11th February, TuesdayNational Foundation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 13, 2020Jan 13Coming of Age Day
TuesdayTueFeb 11, 2020Feb 11National Foundation Day
SundaySunFeb 23, 2020Feb 23Emperor's Birthday
MondayMonFeb 24, 2020Feb 24Emperor's Birthday Observed
FridayFriMar 20, 2020Mar 20Spring Equinox
WednesdayWedApr 29, 2020Apr 29Showa Day
SundaySunMay 03, 2020May 03Constitution Memorial Day
MondayMonMay 04, 2020May 04Greenery Day
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05Children's Day
WednesdayWedMay 06, 2020May 06Constitution Memorial Day Holiday
ThursdayThuJul 23, 2020Jul 23Marine Day
FridayFriJul 24, 2020Jul 24Health and Sports Day
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10Mountain Day
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Festival of Souls (Obon)
MondayMonSep 21, 2020Sep 21Respect for the Aged Day
TuesdayTueSep 22, 2020Sep 22Autumn Equinox Day
TuesdayTueNov 03, 2020Nov 03Culture Day
MondayMonNov 23, 2020Nov 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 31, 2020Dec 31Omisoka

Public Holidays in Japan

National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day

Tuesday Feb 11, 2020

The upcoming Japan holiday National Foundation Day is in 15 days from today.

Emperor's Birthday

Emperor's Birthday

Sunday Feb 23, 2020

The upcoming Japan holiday Emperor's Birthday is in 27 days from today.

Emperor's Birthday Observed

Emperor's Birthday Observed

Monday Feb 24, 2020

The upcoming Japan holiday Emperor's Birthday Observed is in 28 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.