It is held to congratulate all the young people who have turned 20 between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of the current year the age will be lowered to 18 in Special ceremonies are held nationwide. The celebrations are fairly lowkey though there are some events in Tokyo and the other big cities. Greenery Day: It is celebrated on May 4 of each year and is dedicated to the contemplation of nature. This day is part of Golden Week.
Japanese Public Holidays And Long Weekends In 2020 And 2021
Public Holidays and Annual Events in Japan
Constitution Day kenpo kinenbi : This holiday commemorates the Japanese constitution, which was established in Japanese people often go hiking or on other excursions in nature on this day. This holiday originally celebrated boys in the family, but now it is dedicated to all children. Around this day, you will see streamers in the shape of colourful carp. Carp are energetic and swim against the stream, symbolising the strength that parents wish to see in their children. July 7 Tuesday Tanabata Star Festival : is a traditional festival based on an ancient legend about the stars Altair and Vega. Not a public holiday.
What are the public holidays in Japan? Most Japanese people visit temples and shrines for hatsumode or the first prayer of the year. Coming-of-age Day This holiday is celebrated every second Monday of January.
It is also a part of Golden Week. On this day, facilities for children such as city zoos will have free or discounted entry fees. Cultural practices celebrating and wishing for the growth of children, such as the hanging of carp banners , have been a long-held tradition in Japan. Other traditions include the practice of eating wagashi like kashiwa mochi oak leaf-wrapped rice cakes or chimaki bamboo leaf-wrapped cakes on this day. From around the twelfth century onwards, it became a seasonal festival celebrating the growth of children in general.