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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


December
The first Sunday Laughing Your Way to Heaven (Waraiko) waraiko
Early in the month Final Exams and Winter Break
Middle of the month Writing Nengajo
17-19 Hagoita Market
23 Emperor's Birthday
Late in the month Mochi-tsuki
31 The Monsters of the Oga Peninsula
31 Ushering in the New Year

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