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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. It falls on Sunday, December 25, 2022 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Japan.

Many people celebrate Christmas Day with a festive meal.


About Christmas

Read more about Christmas.

Christmas Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017MonDec 25ChristmasObservance
2018TueDec 25ChristmasObservance
2019WedDec 25ChristmasObservance
2020FriDec 25ChristmasObservance
2021SatDec 25ChristmasObservance
2022SunDec 25ChristmasObservance
2023MonDec 25ChristmasObservance
2024WedDec 25ChristmasObservance
2025ThuDec 25ChristmasObservance
2026FriDec 25ChristmasObservance
2027SatDec 25ChristmasObservance

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.