Japan

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Japan for 2020 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
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 13th Monday Coming of Age Day
February 11th Tuesday Foundation Day
March 20th Friday Vernal Equinox Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 29th Wednesday Shōwa Day
May 3rd Sunday Constitution Memorial Day
May 4th Monday Greenery Day
May 5th Tuesday Children's Day
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
July 20th Monday Marine Day
August 11th Tuesday Mountain Day
September 21st Monday Respect for the Aged Day
September 22nd Tuesday Autumnal Equinox Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 12th Monday Health and Sports Day
November 3rd Tuesday Culture Day
November 23rd Monday Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 23rd Wednesday The Emperor's Birthday
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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="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"