In Japan every year there are 15 holidays (at the time of 2014) called “National holiday” is specified in the constitution.
In the past, there was a public holiday to hold festivals but after the war these days were abolished, so there were no more statutory festivals.
If the holiday coincides on a Sunday, it will be compensated on the second day of the following week. In addition, depending on the year, there will be cases where a normal day is alternated between two holidays. Then, that normal day will be regarded as a national holiday.
Furthermore, from 2016 onwards, August 11th will be “Mountain Day”, and is considered a holiday of the year.
|First day of the year||1/1|
|Day of the People||Monday of the 2nd week of January|
|Spring equinox||March 19 ~ March 22 (※ 1 day during this period)|
|Chieu Hoa Day||April 29|
|Green Tree Day||4/5|
|Day of the Sea||3rd Monday of July|
|Day of the Mountain||August 11 (※ From 2016)|
|Dear Old Day||3rd Monday of September|
|Autumn equinox||September 22 ~ September 24 ((※ 1 day during this period)|
|Sports Day||2nd Monday of October|
|Birthday Thien Hoang||23/12|