Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in 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
January 8th Monday Coming of Age Day
February 12th Monday Foundation Day (Observed)
March 20th Tuesday Vernal Equinox Day
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
April 30th Monday Shōwa Day (Observed)
May 3rd Thursday Constitution Memorial Day
May 4th Friday Greenery Day
May 5th Saturday Children's Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
July 16th Monday Marine Day
August 11th Saturday Mountain Day
September 17th Monday Respect for the Aged Day
September 24th Monday Autumnal Equinox Day (Observed)
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
October 8th Monday Health and Sports Day
November 3rd Saturday Culture Day
November 23rd Friday Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 24th Monday The Emperor's Birthday (Observed)
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="JP" -d year="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"