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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


May
April 29-May 5 "Golden Week" koinobori
End of April to
late June
Rice Planting
2 or 3 Hachiju-Hachiya
3 Constitution Memorial Day
3-4 Dontaku Festival (in Hakata)
4 Greenery Day
5 Children's Day
Second Sunday Mother's Day
15 Aoi Festival (in Kyoto)
Third Weekend Sanja Festival (in Tokyo)
Late in the month Midterm Exams
Late in the month School Picnics and Excursions

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