Holidays in Japan 2018

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Holidays and Observances in Japan in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s Day – shogatsuNational
Jan 2TuesdayJanuary 2 Bank HolidayBank holiday
Jan 3WednesdayJanuary 3 Bank HolidayBank holiday
Jan 8MondayComing of Age Day – seijin no hiNational
Feb 11SundayNational Foundation Day – kenkoku kinenbiNational
Feb 12MondayNational Foundation Day observed – kenkoku kinenbiNational
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Mar 3SaturdayDolls’ Festival/Girls’ Festival – hina matsuriObservance
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21WednesdaySpring Equinox – shunbun no hiNational
Apr 29SundayShōwa DayNational
Apr 30MondayShōwa Day observedNational
May 3ThursdayConstitution Day – kenpo kinenbiNational
May 4FridayGreenery Day – midori no hiNational
May 5SaturdayChildren’s Day – kodomo no hiNational
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 7SaturdayStar Festival – tanabataObservance
Jul 16MondayOcean Day – umi no hiNational
Aug 11SaturdayMountain Day – yama no hiNational
Sep 17MondayRespect for the Aged Day – keiro no hiNational
Sep 23SundayAutumn Equinox – shubun no hiNational
Oct 8MondaySports Day – taiiku no hiNational
Nov 3SaturdayCulture Day – bunka no hiNational
Nov 15ThursdaySeven-Five-Three (shichigosan)Observance
Nov 23FridayLabor Thanksgiving Day –
kinro kansha no hi
National
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 23SundayEmperor’s BirthdayNational
Dec 24MondayEmperor’s Birthday observedNational
Dec 25TuesdayChristmasObservance
Dec 31MondayDecember 31 Bank HolidayBank holiday