Public holidays are usually non-working days during the year established by law. In general, these are days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or they can be religious celebrations. Some countries have national laws that make some or all public holidays paid holidays, while in some, there are no such laws. In these cases, many firms provide days off as paid or unpaid holidays. Here you can find the public holidays of Japan in 2021.
Public Holidays for Japan
|New Year’s Day||Friday, January 01, 2021|
|Coming of Age Day||Monday, January 11, 2021|
|Foundation Day||Thursday, February 11, 2021|
|The Emperor’s Birthday||Tuesday, February 23, 2021|
|Vernal Equinox Day||Saturday, March 20, 2021|
|Shōwa Day||Thursday, April 29, 2021|
|Constitution Memorial Day||Monday, May 03, 2021|
|Greenery Day||Tuesday, May 04, 2021|
|Children’s Day||Wednesday, May 05, 2021|
|Marine Day||Monday, July 19, 2021|
|Mountain Day||Wednesday, August 11, 2021|
|Respect-for-the-Aged Day||Monday, September 20, 2021|
|Autumnal Equinox Day||Thursday, September 23, 2021|
|Health and Sports Day||Monday, October 11, 2021|
|Culture Day||Wednesday, November 03, 2021|
|Labour Thanksgiving Day||Tuesday, November 23, 2021|
Tip: How to use the public holidays to your advantage:
- When a public holiday is set on a friday, take the monday off and enjoy an extended week-end (or viceversa).
- If a public holiday is set in the middle of the week, take the remaining days off, and benefit of a small vacation by using fewer paid leave days.
- When two public holidays are very close together, take off the days between them for a little recreation time.