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Holidays and Observances in Japan in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Japan in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday
Jan 2ThursdayJanuary 2 Bank HolidayBank holiday
Jan 3FridayJanuary 3 Bank HolidayBank holiday
Jan 13MondayComing of Age DayNational holiday
Feb 11TuesdayNational Foundation DayNational holiday
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance
Feb 23SundayEmperor's BirthdayNational holiday
Feb 24MondayEmperor's Birthday observedNational holiday
Mar 3TuesdayDolls' Festival/Girls' FestivalObservance
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 20FridaySpring EquinoxNational holiday
Apr 29WednesdayShōwa DayNational holiday
May 3SundayConstitution Memorial DayNational holiday
May 4MondayGreenery DayNational holiday
May 5TuesdayChildren's DayNational holiday
May 6WednesdayConstitution Memorial Day observedNational holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 7TuesdayStar FestivalObservance
Jul 23ThursdaySea DayNational holiday
Jul 24FridaySports DayNational holiday
Aug 6ThursdayHiroshima Memorial DayObservance
Aug 9SundayNagasaki Memorial DayObservance
Aug 10MondayMountain DayNational holiday
Sep 21MondayRespect for the Aged DayNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 22TuesdayAutumn EquinoxNational holiday
Nov 3TuesdayCulture DayNational holiday
Nov 15Sunday7-5-3 DayObservance
Nov 23MondayLabor Thanksgiving DayNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayChristmasObservance
Dec 31ThursdayDecember 31 Bank HolidayBank holiday

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