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Emperor's Birthday in Japan

Is Emperor's Birthday a Public Holiday?

Emperor's Birthday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Emperor's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016FriDec 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2017SatDec 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2018SunDec 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2018MonDec 24Emperor's Birthday observedNational holiday
2020SunFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2020MonFeb 24Emperor's Birthday observedNational holiday
2021TueFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2022WedFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2023ThuFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2024FriFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2025SunFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday
2025MonFeb 24Emperor's Birthday observedNational holiday
2026MonFeb 23Emperor's BirthdayNational holiday

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