From January through December, there are many Japanese holidays and special occasions you can participate in.
If you’re taking Japanese lessons, make sure you get in on the fun! This is a great way to practice your skills in an authentic, cultural setting.
Get ready to mark your calendar!
Ganjitsu – New Year’s Day
Kenkoku Kinen no Hi – National Foundation Day
Hina Matsuri – Girls’ Festival
Shunbun No Hi – Spring / Vernal Equinox
March 20th / 21st
Showa No Hi – Showa Day
April 29th – May 8th
June 20th – 21st
Keiro no Hi – Respect for the Aged Day
Third Monday in September
Taiku no Hi – Health and Sports Day
Second Monday in October
Kinrō Kansha no Hi – Labor Day / Thanksgiving
Tennō Tanjōbi – The Emperor’s Birthday