Japan

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Japan for 2021 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 Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 11th Monday Coming of Age Day Long weekend.
February 11th Thursday Foundation Day
February 23rd Tuesday The Emperor's Birthday
March 3rd Wednesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Saturday Vernal Equinox Day
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
March 21st Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
April 29th Thursday Shōwa Day
May 3rd Monday Constitution Memorial Day Long weekend.
May 4th Tuesday Greenery Day
May 5th Wednesday Children's Day
May 9th Sunday Mother's Day
June 20th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Monday June Solstice
June 22nd Tuesday Summerween
July 4th Sunday Freedom Day
July 19th Monday Marine Day Long weekend.
August 11th Wednesday Mountain Day
August 31st Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 20th Monday Respect for the Aged Day Long weekend.
September 22nd Wednesday Autumnal Equinox Day
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
September 29th Wednesday Hive Day
October 9th Saturday Federation Day
October 11th Monday Health and Sports Day Long weekend.
November 3rd Wednesday Culture Day
November 23rd Tuesday Labor Thanksgiving Day
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 25th Saturday Decemberween
December 31st Friday 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" -d year="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"