Greenery Day (Japan)

The present observation of Greenery Day (Midori no Hi) as a public holiday in Japan stems from the celebration of the birthday of the Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito). The day was renamed to “Greenery Day”… Read More

Showa Day (Japan)

Showa Day is a public holiday in Japan held on April 29. It honors the birthday of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito), the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989. (Wikipedia)

Obon (Buddhist)

Obon is a fusion of the ancient Japanese belief in ancestral spirits and a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist–Confucian custom has evolved into… Read More

Bunka No Hi/Culture Day (Japan)

Culture Day is a public holiday in Japan held annually on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. Festivities typically include art exhibitions, parades,… Read More

Keiro No Hi/Respect For The Aged Day (Japan)

On this holiday, people return home to visit and pay respect to the elders. Some people volunteer in neighborhoods by making and distributing free lunch boxes to older citizens.