Japan has a total of 31 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
January 2 Bank Holiday
Saturday, January 2, 2021 January 2 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Japan
January 3 Bank Holiday
Sunday, January 3, 2021 January 3 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Japan
Coming of Age Day
Monday, January 11, 2021 Coming of Age Day is a national holiday in Japan
National Foundation Day
Thursday, February 11, 2021 National Foundation Day is a national holiday in Japan
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Emperor's Birthday
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Emperor's Birthday is a national holiday in Japan
Dolls' Festival/Girls' Festival
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Dolls' Festival/Girls' Festival is a observance in Japan
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Japan (Tokyo)
Spring Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Spring Equinox is a national holiday in Japan
Shōwa Day
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Shōwa Day is a national holiday in Japan
Constitution Memorial Day
Monday, May 3, 2021 Constitution Memorial Day is a national holiday in Japan
Greenery Day
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Greenery Day is a national holiday in Japan
Children's Day
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Children's Day is a national holiday in Japan
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Japan (Tokyo)
Star Festival
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Star Festival is a observance in Japan
Sea Day
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Sea Day is a national holiday in Japan
Sports Day
Friday, July 23, 2021 Sports Day is a national holiday in Japan
Hiroshima Memorial Day
Friday, August 6, 2021 Hiroshima Memorial Day is a observance in Japan
Mountain Day
Sunday, August 8, 2021 Mountain Day is a national holiday in Japan
Day off for Mountain Day
Monday, August 9, 2021 Mountain Day is a national holiday in Japan
Nagasaki Memorial Day
Monday, August 9, 2021 Nagasaki Memorial Day is a observance in Japan
Respect for the Aged Day
Monday, September 20, 2021 Respect for the Aged Day is a national holiday in Japan
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Japan (Tokyo)
Autumn Equinox
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Autumn Equinox is a national holiday in Japan
Culture Day
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Culture Day is a national holiday in Japan
7-5-3 Day
Monday, November 15, 2021 7-5-3 Day is a observance in Japan
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Japan (Tokyo)
Christmas
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
December 31 Bank Holiday
Friday, December 31, 2021 December 31 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Japan