Public Holidays 2017

JANUARY

1 Jan Sun - New Year's Day (Gantan)
2 Jan Mon - New Year's Day Holiday
9 Jan Mon - Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)

FEBRUARY

11 Feb Sat - National Foundation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)

MARCH

20 Mar Mon - Vernal Equinox Day ((Shumbun no hi )

APRIL

29 Apr Sat - Sh?wa Day (Birthday of the Showa Emperor; Hirohito)

MAY

3 May Wed - Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
4 May Thu - Greenery Day (Midori no hi)
5 May Fri - Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)

JULY

17 Jul Mon - Marine Day (Umi no HI)

AUGUST

11 Aug Fri - Mountain Day

SEPTEMBER

18 Sep Mon - Respect-for-the-Aged Day (Keiro no hi)
23 Sep Sat - Autumnal Equinox Day (Shubun no hi ) Shinto

OCTOBER

9 Oct Mon - Health and Sports Day (Taiku no hi )

NOVEMBER

3 Nov Fri - Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)
23 Nov Thu - Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)

DECEMBER

23 Dec Sat - The Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)
31 Dec Sun - New Years Eve (Omisoka)
 
 
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