Japan Public Holidays 2021

Japan Public Holiday Calendar 2021
Japan Public Holiday Calendar 2021
Check Japan Public holidays for the calendar year 2021. Find 2021 public holidays in Japan for New Year’s Day, Coming of Age Day, National Foundation Day, Emperor’s Birthday, Vernal Equinox Day, Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, Children’s Day and Marine Day.

The rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021 has prompted Japan again to reshuffle its national holiday calendar.

Japan Public Holidays 2021
NoMonthDayWeek DayHoliday
1January 1 Friday New Year’s Day
2January 11 Monday Coming of Age Day
3February 11 Thursday National Foundation Day
4February 23 Tuesday Emperor’s Birthday
5March 20 Saturday Vernal Equinox Day
6April 29 Thursday Showa Day
7May 3 Monday Constitution Memorial Day
8May 4 Tuesday Greenery Day
9May 5 Wednesday Children’s Day
10July 22 Thursday Marine Day
11July 23 Friday Sports Day
12August 9 Monday Mountain Day (Observed Day)
13September 20 Monday Respect for the Aged Day
14September 23 Thursday Autumnal Equinox Day
15November 3 Wednesday Culture Day
16November 23 Tuesday Labor Thanksgiving Day

  • Marine Day shifts from the third Monday in July to Thursday, July 22, the day before the Olympics opening ceremony.
  • Sports Day moves from October to July 23, the day of the opening ceremon.
  • Mountain Day falls on August 8, to coincide with the closing ceremony, rather than the usual August 11.