Public Holidays 2018

JANUARY

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

FEBRUARY

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

MARCH

21 Mar Wed - Vernal Equinox Day (Shumbun no hi )

APRIL

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

MAY

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

JULY

16 Jul Mon - Marine Day (Umi no HI)

AUGUST

11 Aug Sat - Mountain Day

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

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

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