Japanese typically take fewer paid holidays than workers in other countries, but to make up for it, the government provides plenty of statutory days off.

2021

July
July 22 (Thursday)Marine Day (umi no hi)
July 23 (Friday)Sports Day (taiiku no hi)
August
August 8 (Sunday)Mountain Day (observed August 9)
September
September 20 (Monday)Respect-for-the-Aged Day (keiro no hi)
September 23rd (Thursday)Autumn Equinox
October
November
November 3 (Wednesday)Culture Day (bunka no hi)
November 23 (Tuesday)Labour Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi).
December
December 31 (Monday)New Years Eve (omisoka) (not actually a public holiday)

2022

January
Jan 1 (Saturday)New Year’s Day (Oshogatsu)
Jan 2 (Sunday)Day after New Year’s Day
Jan 3 (Monday)Bank holiday
Jan 10 (Monday)Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi). The day on which 20 year olds get drunk and celebrate the start of adulthood.
February
Feb 11 (Friday)National Foundation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)
February 23 (Wednesday)Emperor’s Birthday (Tenno tanjobi)
March
Mar 21 (Monday)Spring Equinox (Shunbun no hi)
April
Apr 29 (Fridayy)Showa Day (Showa no hi). The birthday of the Hirohito, the Showa emperor.
May
May 3 (Tuesday)Constitution Day
May 4 (Wednesday)Greenery Day (midori no hi)
May 5 (Thursday)Childrens’ Day (Boys’ Day) (kodomo no hi)
July
July 18 (Monday)Marine Day (umi no hi)
August
August 11 (Thursday)Mountain Day
September
September 19 (Monday)Respect-for-the-Aged Day (keiro no hi)
September 23 (Friday)Autumn Equinox
October
October 10 (Monday)Sports Day (taiku no hi)
November
November 3 (Thursday)Culture Day (bunka no hi)
November 23 (Wednesday)Labour Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi).
December
December 31 (Tuesday)New Years Eve (omisoka) (not actually a public holiday)
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