Kanagawa, Japan

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Kanagawa, Japan for 2018 ready to be integrated into your application.

Often called the “Land of the Rising Sun,” Japan is an island country located on the coast of East Asia. Japan consists of an archipelago of approximately 6,852 volcanic islands and is the 2nd most populated country in the world. Through archeological findings, we know Japan was inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. It is believed that Japan became a country on February 11, 660 BC. During the 4th-9th centuries, imperialistic dynasties controlled by the Emperor ruled over Japan. Gradually military clans and samurai warriors took over. For many years the islands of Japan were isolated from the western world. By 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by shoguns, ruling in the name of the Emperor, however 1868 the imperial court once again regained political control and established the Empire of Japan. On May 3, 1947, Japan set in place its current constitution, and has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with both an elected Emperor and a legislature.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Monday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 8th Monday Coming of Age Day Long weekend.
February 12th Monday Foundation Day (Observed) Long weekend.
February 23rd Friday Founder's Day
March 3rd Saturday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Tuesday Vernal Equinox Day
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
April 5th Thursday First Contact Day
April 30th Monday Shōwa Day (Observed) Long weekend.
May 3rd Thursday Constitution Memorial Day
May 4th Friday Greenery Day Long weekend.
May 5th Saturday Children's Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
June 22nd Friday Summerween
July 4th Wednesday Freedom Day
July 16th Monday Marine Day Long weekend.
August 11th Saturday Mountain Day
August 18th Saturday Mail Order Catalog Day
September 17th Monday Respect for the Aged Day Long weekend.
September 20th Thursday Unification Day
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
September 24th Monday Autumnal Equinox Day (Observed) Long weekend.
October 8th Monday Health and Sports Day Long weekend.
October 9th Tuesday Federation Day
October 31st Wednesday Harry Potter Day
November 3rd Saturday Culture Day
November 23rd Friday Labor Thanksgiving Day Long weekend.
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 23rd Sunday Festivus
December 24th Monday The Emperor's Birthday (Observed) Long weekend.
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="JP-14" -d year="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"