Wednesday, June 12, 2013

National Holidays in Japan

http://www8.cao.go.jp/chosei/shukujitsu/gaiyou.html
There are 15 national holidays in Japan, annually. They are listed and can be found on the Cabinet Office website:
http://www8.cao.go.jp/chosei/shukujitsu/gaiyou.html

The translation of national holidays are:
元日Ganjitsu - New Year's Day
成人の日 - Seijin'nohi - Coming of Age Day
建国記念の日 - Kenkokukinen'nohi - Foundation Day
春分の日 - Shunbun no hi - Vernal Equinox Day 
昭和の日 - Shōwanohi - Showa Day
憲法記念日 - Kenpōkinenbi - Constitution Day
みどりの日 - Midorinohi - Greenery (nature) Day
こどもの日 - Kodomonohi - Children's Day
海の日 - Uminohi - Marine Day
敬老の日 - Keirōnohi - Respect for the Elderly Day
秋分の日 - Shūbun'nohi - Autumnal Equinox Day
体育の日 - Taiikunohi - Health & Sports Day
文化の日 - Bunkanohi - Culture Day
勤労感謝の日 - Kinrōkanshanohi - Labor Thanksgiving Day
天皇誕生日 - Ten'nōtanjōbi - Emperor's Birthday

The national holidays for both 2013 & 2014, are: