Japanese Celebrations

The maneki-neko for good luck.

The maneki-neko for good luck.

The country of Japan is an set of islands in East Asia located in the Pacific Ocean. Japan is made up of over 3,000 islands.

When a national holiday in Japan lands on a Sunday, the following Monday will be taken as aa public holiday. When a day is sandwiched between two national holidays, that day also becomes a holiday.

Annual national holidays include New Year’s Day, Coming-of-Ages, National Foundation Day, Vernal equinox, Shōwa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, Children’s Day, Marine Day, Respect-for-the-Aged Day, Autumnal equinox, Health and Sports Day, Culture Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day, and the Emperor’s Birthday. There are also numerous festival and local celebrations.

Use the navigation area on the left to find articles about the holidays, crafts, recipes, and more.

photo courtesy of Immanuel Giel, Wikipedia.org

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