Public Holidays in Japan

 

2017 Public Holidays in Japan
Starting DateEnding DatePublic Holiday in JapanExplanationLocation
1/1/171/2/17New Year’s DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
1/2/171/3/17January 2 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
1/9/171/9/17Coming of Age DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/11/172/11/17National Foundation DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/14/172/14/17Valentine’s DayObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/3/173/3/17Dolls’ Festival/Girls’ FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/20/173/20/17March equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
3/20/173/20/17Spring EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
4/29/175/5/17GOLDEN WEEKMost company employees take a week off during Golden Week.Japan Nationwide
6/21/176/21/17June SolsticeSeasonJapan Nationwide
7/7/177/7/17Star FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
7/17/177/17/17Sea DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/178/11/17Mountain DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/178/15/17OBON FESTIVALFestival, not a national holiday. Many institutions are closed, some companies keep operating.Japan Nationwide
9/18/179/18/17Respect for the Aged DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
9/22/179/22/17September equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
9/23/179/23/17Autumn EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
10/9/1710/9/17Sports DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/3/1711/3/17Culture DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/15/1711/15/17Shichi-Go-San FestivalThis is a festival not a holidayJapan Nationwide
11/23/1711/23/17Labor Thanksgiving DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/21/1712/21/17December SolsticeSeasonJapan Nationwide
12/23/1712/23/17Emperor’s BirthdayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/25/1712/25/17ChristmasObservanceJapan Nationwide
12/31/1712/31/17December 31 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
2018 Public Holidays in Japan
1/1/181/2/18New Year’s DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
1/2/181/3/18January 2 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
1/8/181/8/18Coming of Age DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/3/182/3/18Setsubun FestivalSetsubun FestivalJapan Nationwide
2/11/182/11/18National Foundation DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/14/182/14/18Valentine’s DayObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/3/183/3/18Dolls’ Festival/Girls’ FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/20/183/20/18March equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
3/21/183/21/18Spring EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
4/29/185/5/18GOLDEN WEEKMost company employees take a week off during Golden Week.Japan Nationwide
7/7/187/7/18Star FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
7/16/187/16/18Sea DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/188/11/18Mountain DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/188/15/18Obon FestivalFestival, not a national holiday. Many institutions are closed, some companies keep operating.Japan Nationwide
9/17/189/17/18Respect for the Aged DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
9/23/189/23/18September equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
9/23/189/23/18Autumn EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
10/8/1810/8/18Sports DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/3/1811/3/18Culture DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/15/1811/15/18Shichi-Go-San FestivalThis is a festival not a holidayJapan Nationwide
11/23/1811/23/18Labor Thanksgiving DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/22/1812/22/18December SolsticeSeasonJapan Nationwide
12/23/1812/23/18Emperor’s BirthdayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/25/1812/25/18ChristmasObservanceJapan Nationwide
12/31/1812/31/18December 31 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
2019 Public Holidays in Japan
1/1/191/2/19New Year’s DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
1/2/191/3/19January 2 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
1/14/191/14/19Coming of Age DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/3/192/3/19Setsubun FestivalSetsubun FestivalJapan Nationwide
2/11/192/11/19National Foundation DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/14/192/14/19Valentine’s DayObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/3/193/3/19Dolls’ Festival/Girls’ FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/19/193/19/19March equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
3/20/193/20/19Spring EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
4/29/195/5/19GOLDEN WEEKMost company employees take a week off during Golden Week.Japan Nationwide
7/7/197/7/19Star FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
7/16/197/16/19Sea DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/198/11/19Mountain DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/198/15/19Obon FestivalFestival, not a national holiday. Many institutions are closed, some companies keep operating.Japan Nationwide
9/16/199/16/19Respect for the Aged DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
9/23/199/23/19September equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
9/23/199/23/19Autumn EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
10/14/1910/14/19Sports DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/3/1911/3/19Culture DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/15/1911/15/19Shichi-Go-San FestivalThis is a festival not a holidayJapan Nationwide
11/23/1911/23/19Labor Thanksgiving DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/22/1912/22/19December SolsticeSeasonJapan Nationwide
12/23/1912/23/19Emperor’s BirthdayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/25/1912/25/19ChristmasObservanceJapan Nationwide
12/31/1912/31/19December 31 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
2020 Public Holidays in Japan
1/1/201/2/20New Year’s DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
1/2/201/3/20January 2 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide
1/13/201/13/20Coming of Age DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/3/202/3/20Setsubun FestivalSetsubun FestivalJapan Nationwide
2/11/202/11/20National Foundation DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
2/14/202/14/20Valentine’s DayObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/3/203/3/20Dolls’ Festival/Girls’ FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
3/20/203/20/20Spring EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
4/29/205/5/20GOLDEN WEEKMost company employees take a week off during Golden Week.Japan Nationwide
7/7/207/7/20Star FestivalObservanceJapan Nationwide
7/20/207/20/20Sea DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
7/24/208/9/20Tokyo 2020 OlympicsNot a national holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/208/11/20Mountain DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
8/11/208/15/20Obon FestivalFestival, not a national holiday. Many institutions are closed, some companies keep operating.Japan Nationwide
9/21/209/21/20Respect for the Aged DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
9/23/209/23/20September equinoxSeasonJapan Nationwide
9/22/209/22/20Autumn EquinoxNational holidayJapan Nationwide
10/12/2010/12/20Sports DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/3/2011/3/20Culture DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
11/15/2011/15/20Shichi-Go-San FestivalThis is a festival not a holidayJapan Nationwide
11/23/2011/23/20Labor Thanksgiving DayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/23/2012/23/20Emperor’s BirthdayNational holidayJapan Nationwide
12/25/2012/25/20ChristmasObservanceJapan Nationwide
12/31/2012/31/20December 31 Bank HolidayBank holidayJapan Nationwide

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