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Japan (Chugoku) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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Wednesday August 31, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday September 19, 2022Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi)Secular holiday
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Wednesday November 23, 2022Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)Secular holiday
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Wednesday December 28, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday December 29, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday December 30, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 4, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 9, 2023Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)Secular holiday
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Saturday February 11, 2023Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)National Day
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Thursday February 23, 2023Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)Secular holiday
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Summer holiday (end)

Wednesday August 31, 2022
School holidays : One week earlier in Tottori, Shimane

Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi)

Monday September 19, 2022
Secular holiday :

Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)

Wednesday November 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Gratitude to the gods for the harvest. The emperor sends messengers to the temple of Jingu with the first harvest.

Winter holiday (beginning)

Wednesday December 28, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

Thursday December 29, 2022
Secular holiday :

Banks are closed

Friday December 30, 2022
Banks only :

New Year's Day

Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Public holiday

Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday :

Winter holiday (end)

Wednesday January 4, 2023
School holidays : Applies to Tottori, Fukushima, Shimane, Matsue, Saitama, Okayama, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Kumamoto
Since 2018 local education boards are allowed to set summer holidays at different times of the year
international schools have specific calendars
Uniforms are required, and there are extensive rules for hair styles (no poney tails for girls), shoes, socks, skirt length, make-up, accessories, and more
School day duration: 6:30 hours

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023 (some variations from school to school)

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions;
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Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)

Monday January 9, 2023
Secular holiday : Celebrates the age of majority (20)

Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)

Saturday February 11, 2023
Secular holiday : A national holiday that commemorates Japan's founding by the first emperor in 660 BC. This holiday was originally established as Empire Day in 1872, discontinued after World War II, then revived in its present form in 1966. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)

Thursday February 23, 2023
Secular holiday : In tribute to Emperor Akihito (born in 1933) Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday