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Public Holidays in Japan

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Year 2012

DateHolidayComment
January 1
(Sunday)
New Year's Day
January 2
(Monday)
New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)
January 9
(Monday)
Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)
January 9
(Monday)
winter holiday (end)
February 11
(Saturday)
Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)National Day
February 17
(Friday)
mid-term holiday (beginning)
March 5
(Monday)
mid-term holiday (end)
March 20
(Tuesday)
Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )Religious - Shinto
March 24
(Saturday)
spring holiday (beginning)
April 9
(Monday)
spring holiday (end)
April 30
(Monday)
Showa Day
May 3
(Thursday)
Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
May 4
(Friday)
Day of Nature (Midori no hi)
May 5
(Saturday)
Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)
July 16
(Monday)
Navy Day (Umi no hi)
July 27
(Friday)
summer holiday (beginning)
July 27
(Friday)
summer holiday (beginning)
August 27
(Monday)
summer holiday (end)
August 27
(Monday)
summer holiday (end)
September 17
(Monday)
Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi)
September 22
(Saturday)
Fall Equinox (Shubun no hi )Religious - Shinto
October 5
(Friday)
fall holiday (beginning)
October 5
(Friday)
fall holiday (beginning)
October 8
(Monday)
Physical Fitness Day (Taiiku no hi )
October 11
(Thursday)
fall holiday (end)
October 11
(Thursday)
fall holiday (end)
November 3
(Saturday)
National Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)
November 23
(Friday)
Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)
December 24
(Monday)
winter holiday (beginning)
December 24
(Monday)
Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)




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