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Check 2014 Japan Public Holidays list with calendar. Check the dates for Golden Week and other Long Weekends in 2014.

2014 Public Holidays in Japan

Check the the list of 2014 public holidays in Japan.
Date Week Day Holiday
January - 01 Wednesday New Year's Day
January - 13 Monday Coming of age day
February - 11 Tuesday National Foundation day
March - 21 Friday Vernal Equiniox day
April - 29 Tuesday Showa day
May - 03 Saturday Constitution Memorial Day
May - 04 Sunday Greenery day
May - 05 Monday Children's Day
May - 06 Tuesday Greenery Day Observed
July - 21 Monday Marine Day
September - 15 Monday Respect for the aged Day
September - 23 Tuesday Autumnal Equiniox day
October - 13 Monday Health and Sports Day
November - 03 Monday Culture Day
November - 23 Sunday Labour Thanksgiving Day
November - 24 Monday Labor Thanksgiving Day Observed
December - 23 Tuesday The Emperor's Birthday

2014 Golden Week & Long Weekends

Check the Golden Week and Long Weekend dates in 2014

Golden Week

In 2014, weekends are placed in a way to create one four day long weekend.

Golden Week Long weekend is on May 3, 4, 5 and 6

Monday
April 28
Tuesday
April 29
Wednesday
April 30
Thursday
May 1
Friday
May 2
Saturday
May 3
Sunday
May 4
Monday
May 5
Tuesday
May 6
Wednesday
May 7
Thursday
May 8
Friday
May 9
Saturday
May 10
Sunday
May 11

Long Weekends

In 2014, there are 7 long weekends besides the Golden week holidays

  • Coming of age day long weekend - January 11, 12, 13
  • Vernal Equiniox day long weekend - March 21, 22, 23
  • Marine Day long weekend - July 19,20,21
  • Respect for the aged Day long weekend - September 13, 14, 15
  • Health and Sports Day long weekend - October 11, 12, 13
  • Culture Day long weekend - November 1, 2, 3
  • Labour Thanksgiving Day long weekend - November 22, 23, 24

Japan Holidays

New Year's Day (元日, Ganjitsu) This national holiday was established in 1948, as a day to celebrate the new year. New Year's Day marks the beginning of Japan's most important holiday season, the New Year season, which generally refers to the first one, three or seven days of the year.

Coming of Age Day (成人の日, Seijin no Hi) This is the annual Japanese holiday. This holiday was first established in 15 January 1948. But from the year 2000 this holiday was celibrated on secound monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old).

National Foundation Day (建国記念の日, Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) Japan celebrate National Foundation Day annually on February 11. First emperor of Japan,"Jimmu", who established his capital in Yamato in 660 BC.In his memory,this day was celibrated. National Foundation Day become an official holiday in 1872.

Vernal Equiniox day (春分の日, Shunbun no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things. Prior to 1948, the vernal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called Shunki korei-sai

Shōwa Day (昭和の日, Shōwa no Hi) This national holiday was established in 2007 as a day to reflect on the events of the Showa period. As the birthday of the Showa Emperor, April 29 was originally celebrated as a holiday during his lifetime. After the death of the emperor in 1989, the date continued to be a holiday under the new name "Greenery Day".

Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日, Kenpō Kinenbi) This national holiday was established in 1948, to commemorate the day on which Japan's postwar constitution took effect. Constitution Memorial Day falls during Golden Week.

Greenery Day (みどりの日, Midori no Hi) Every year in Japan, 4 May was celibrated as the Greenery Day. It is a day to communet with nature and to be thankful for his blessings.

Children's Day (こどもの日, Kodomo no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1948, as a day on which to esteem the personalities of children and plan for their happiness. It is on this day that the Japanese equivalent of the Dragon Boat Festival (Tango no sekku) is held.

Marine Day (海の日, Umi no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1995 (and first held in 1996) as a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and for hoping for the prosperity of the maritime nation that is Japan.

Respect-for-the-Aged Day (敬老の日, Keirō no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1966 as a day to respect the elderly and celebrate long life. Originally held on September 15, it originated as a renaming of Old Folks' Day (Rojin no hi). In 2003, it was changed to the third Monday of September in accordance with the Happy Monday System.

Vernal Equinox (秋分の日, Shūbun no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things. Prior to 1948, the vernal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called Shunki korei-sai.

Health and Sports Day (体育の日, Taiiku no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1966 as a day on which to enjoy sports and cultivate a healthy mind and body. Originally held on October 10th to commemorate the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, in 2000 it was changed to the second Monday of October in accordance with the Happy Monday System.

Culture Day (文化の日, Bunka no Hi) Culture Day (文化の日, Bunka no hi?) is a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour. Festivities typically include art exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for distinguished artists and scholars.

Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日, Kinrō Kansha no Hi) This national holiday was established in 1948 as an occasion for praising labor, celebrating production and giving one another thanks. Prior to the establishment of this holiday, November 23rd was celebrated as an imperial harvest festival called Niiname-sai .

The Emperor's Birthday (天皇誕生日, Tennō Tanjōbi) The birthday of the reigning emperor has been a national holiday since 1868. Originally known as Tencho-setsu , it was renamed Tenno tanjobi in 1948. It is currently celebrated on December 23; Emperor Akihito was born on this day in 1933. (N.B.: Prior to the death of Emperor Hirohito in 1989, this holiday was celebrated on April 29. See "Showa Day".)

2014 Calendar

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March
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April
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