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Japan Public Holidays for 2011, 2012

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Japan , known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia. Japan consists of four main islands and many smaller islands, notably Okinawa. Honshu, by far the largest and most populated island, is divided into five regions. Government - Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government.
Currency - yen (JPY, ВҐ). Population - 127,590,000 (2009).

Tokyo - the capital, modern and densely populated.

The Public Holiday Law of 1948 establishes the occasions on which Japan has a legal holiday. This article lists those dates. Single days between two national holidays are taken as a bank holiday. This applies to May 4, which is a holiday each year. When a national holiday falls on a Sunday the next day that is not a holiday (usually a Monday) is taken as a holiday. from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Business Day" refers to Monday through Friday (Weekend: Saturday and Sunday). Time Zone - UTC +8.

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Best Events in Japan:

Osaka Sumo Basho - March 1, 2011
Hana Matsuri (The Birth of Buddha) - April 8, 2011
Shoryo-e Festival - April 22, 2011
Golden Week - April 22, 2011
Kanda Matsuri (Kanda Festival) - May 1, 2011
Rice Planting Festival (Onda Shinji) - June 14, 2011
Sumida Hanabi (Sumida Fireworks Festival) - July 1, 2011
Nagoya Basho (Sumo Tournament) - July 1, 2011
Tokyo Fireworks Festival - August 1, 2011
Nippon Domannaka Festival - August 27
Tokyo Motor Show - December 3, 2011

Holiday20112012
New Year's DayJanuary 1 January 1
Bank holidays (banks are closed)January 2January 2
Bank holidays (banks are closed)January 3January 3
Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)January 10January 9
National Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)February 11 February 11
Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )March 20 March 20
Showa DayApril 29* April 29*
Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)May 3* May 3*
Day of Nature or Greenery Day (Midori no hi)May 4* (Mon)May 4* (Tue)
Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)May 5* (Mon)May 5* (Tue)
Navy Day or Marine Day(Umi no hi) - 3rd Monday of JulyJuly 18 July 16
Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi)September 19 September 20
Autumnal Equinox (Shubun no hi ) ShintoSeptember 23 September 23
Health-Sports Day (Taiiku no hi ) - 2nd Monday of OctoberOctober 10October 8
National Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)November 3 November 3
Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)November 23 November 23
Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)December 23 December 23
Bank holidays (banks are closed)December 31 December 31

* - Part of Golden Week

 
 

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