Holidays in Japan for Learning Japanese

Nihon no Shukujitsu

There are 16 national holidays in Japan.
When the holiday is on Sunday, the following Monday becomes substitute public holiday.

January 1st. O-shoogatsu (Ganjitsu) おしょうがつ(がんじつ) New Year's Day
January second Monday Seijin no Hi せいじんの ひ Coming of Age Day
February 11th. Kenkoku Kinen no Hi けんこく きねんの ひ National Foundation Day
March (around) 20th. Shunbun no Hi しゅんぶんの ひ Spring Equinox Day
April 29th. Shoowa no Hi しょうわの ひ Showa Day
May 3rd. Kenpoo Kinenbi けんぽう きねんび Constitution Day
May 4th. Midori no Hi みどりの ひ Greenery Day
May 5th. Kodomo no Hi こどもの ひ Children's Day
July third Monday Umi no Hi うみの ひ Marine Day
August 11th. Yama no Hi やまの ひ Mountain Day
September third Monday Keiroo no Hi けいろうの ひ Respect for Senior Citizens Day
September (around) 23rd. Shuubun no Hi しゅうぶんの ひ Autumnal Equinox Day
October second Monday Taiiku no Hi たいいくの ひ Sports Day
November 3rd. Bunka no Hi ぶんかの ひ Culture Day
November 23rd. KinrooKansha no Hi きんろうかんしゃの ひ Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 23rd. Tennoo Tanjoobi てんのう たんじょうび The Emperor's Birthday

Ganjitsu is New Year's Day (January/1).
O-shoogatsu (Shoogatsu) can be New Year's Day, the New Year or New Year's holidays.

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