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2022 JAPAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Japan is

11th February, FridayNational Foundation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Japan in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 10, 2022Jan 10Coming of Age Day
FridayFriFeb 11, 2022Feb 11National Foundation Day
WednesdayWedFeb 23, 2022Feb 23Emperor's Birthday
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21Spring Equinox
FridayFriApr 29, 2022Apr 29Showa Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Constitution Memorial Day
WednesdayWedMay 04, 2022May 04Greenery Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Children's Day
MondayMonJul 18, 2022Jul 18Marine Day
TuesdayTueAug 09, 2022Aug 09Mountain Day Holiday
ThursdayThuAug 11, 2022Aug 11Mountain Day
SaturdaySatAug 13, 2022Aug 13Festival of Souls (Obon)
MondayMonSep 19, 2022Sep 19Respect for the Aged Day
FridayFriSep 23, 2022Sep 23Autumn Equinox Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10Health and Sports Day
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03Culture Day
WednesdayWedNov 23, 2022Nov 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Japan

National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day

Friday Feb 11, 2022

The upcoming Japan holiday National Foundation Day is in 22 days from today.

Emperor's Birthday

Emperor's Birthday

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

The upcoming Japan holiday Emperor's Birthday is in 34 days from today.

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Monday Mar 21, 2022

The upcoming Japan holiday Spring Equinox is in 60 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Japan Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Japan which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Japan holiday calendar for 2022 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.