Japan has a total of 35 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1
January 2 Bank Holiday
Wednesday January 2
January 3 Bank Holiday
Thursday January 3
Coming of Age Day
Monday January 14
National Foundation Day
Monday February 11
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
Dolls' Festival/Girls' Festival
Sunday March 3
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Spring Equinox
Thursday March 21
Shōwa Day
Monday April 29
Coronation Day holiday
Thursday May 2
Coronation Day
Wednesday May 1
Constitution Memorial Day
Friday May 3
Greenery Day
Saturday May 4
Children's Day
Sunday May 5
Children's Day observed
Monday May 6
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Star Festival
Sunday July 7
Sea Day
Monday July 15
Hiroshima Memorial Day
Tuesday August 6
Nagasaki Memorial Day
Friday August 9
Mountain Day
Sunday August 11
Mountain Day observed
Monday August 12
Respect for the Aged Day
Monday September 16
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Autumn Equinox
Monday September 23
Health and Sports Day
Monday October 14
Enthronement Ceremony Day
Tuesday October 22
Culture Day
Sunday November 3
Culture Day observed
Monday November 4
7-5-3 Day
Friday November 15
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Saturday November 23
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
December 31 Bank Holiday
Tuesday December 31