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Christmas in Japan

Christmas Day, on December 25, is one of the most festive Christian holidays in many countries around the world. It celebrates Jesus' birth.

Is Christmas a Public Holiday?

Christmas is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Many people celebrate Christmas Day with a festive meal.


About Christmas

Read more about Christmas.

Christmas Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriDec 25ChristmasObservance
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