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What kind of holidays does Japan have? What kind of annual events do people observe?


This page describes Japan's holidays, annual events, and school activities to give you an idea of the kind of life Japanese school students lead over the course of a year.


APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR


April
1 Start of the School Year Kambutsue
8 Kambutsu-e (the Buddha's Birthday Festival)
Early in the month Hanami (Cherry-Blossom Viewing)
Second week of
the month
School Entrance Ceremony
Late in the month Club Activities
April 29-May 5 "Golden Week"
29 Showa Day

APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR