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Japan : 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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    Friday February 3, 2023Beginning of SpringEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday February 4, 2023Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Beppu Oita MarathonSports events
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    Saturday February 11, 2023Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)National Day
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Okinawa MarathonSports events
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)Secular holiday
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    Friday March 3, 2023Doll's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Tokyo MarathonSports events
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    Tuesday March 14, 2023White DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )Shinto
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    Friday March 24, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday March 26, 2023March Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Monday April 3, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023CPhi - ICSE JapanTradeshows
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Nagano MarathonSports events
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    Saturday April 29, 2023Cherry Blossom Parade and FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 29, 2023Shōwa DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 3, 2023Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)Secular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Day of Nature (Midori no hi)Secular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)Secular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023HFE - IFIA JapanTradeshows
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    Saturday May 20, 2023Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday May 21, 2023Tour of JapanSports events
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    Sunday May 28, 2023May Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Wednesday June 14, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday July 7, 2023Star FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday July 9, 2023July Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Thursday July 13, 2023Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday July 14, 2023Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday July 15, 2023Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday July 17, 2023Navy Day (Umi no hi)Secular holiday
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    Friday July 28, 2023Fuji Rock FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday August 6, 2023Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only)Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday August 9, 2023Memorial Day (Nagazaki only)Events, celebrations...
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    Friday August 11, 2023Mountain DaySecular holiday
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    Monday August 21, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Beginning of Spring

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Culture : Setsubun - tradition observed in shrines and temples. People throw beans, shouting “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out, happiness in”).

    Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    Culture : Www.snowfes.com/ lasts 1 week - in Sapporo 2023 edition confirmed

    Beppu Oita Marathon

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    Sports events : Www.betsudai.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)

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    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

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February Women purchase gifts for men on February 14, and men reciprocate their love and affection on “White Day,” March 14.

    Okinawa Marathon

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Sports events : Www.okinawa-marathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)

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

    Doll's Day

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    Friday March 3, 2023
    Culture : Hinamatsuri - Also known as girls' festival. Dolls representing the Emperor and the court in traditional dress of the Heian period are displayed on a red carpet.

    Tokyo Marathon

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Sports events : Www.tokyo42195.org 2023 edition confirmed

    White Day

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    Tuesday March 14, 2023
    Culture : The opposite of Valentine’s Day: men give cakes or chocolates to women.

    Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    Shinto : Shinto celebration of the change of seasons with the coming of spring with shouts of Devils out, Good Fortune in . Bean throwing protects against demons.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays : Vacation anticipated to to Corona flu crisis

    March Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    CPhi - ICSE Japan

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.cphijapan.com pharmacy industry -lasts 3 days - in Tokyo 2023 edition confirmed

    Nagano Marathon

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Sports events : Www.naganomarathon.gr.jp/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival

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    Saturday April 29, 2023
    Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May

    Shōwa Day

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    Saturday April 29, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on this day Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)

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    Wednesday May 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Parliamentary democracy established in 1947

    Day of Nature (Midori no hi)

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : Stems from the celebration of the Emperor Shōwa's birthday on April 29 every year during the Shōwa era. In 1989, following the ascension of the current Emperor Akihito to the Chrysanthemum Throne, the name of the holiday was changed from Birthday of the Emperor to Greenery Day .[1]Officially, as its name suggests, it is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to Greenery Day to acknowledge the controversial wartime emperor's love for plants without directly mentioning his name.[2] However, in practice it is seen as just another day that expands the Japanese Golden Week vacation. [Wikipedia]

    Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Haha no Hi in Japanese

    HFE - IFIA Japan

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days
    www.ifiajapan.com health food - in Tokyo 2023 edition confirmed

    Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)

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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Culture : Literally Three Shrine Festival ), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. [Wikipedia]
    2023 edition confirmed

    Tour of Japan

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    Sunday May 21, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race
    http://www.toj.co.jp/ 2023 edition confirmed

    May Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Kokugikan https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday June 14, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Star Festival

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    Friday July 7, 2023
    Culture : Tanabata - celebrated at night, after the stars have come out.

    July Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday July 9, 2023
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/

    Festival of Souls

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    Thursday July 13, 2023
    Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

    Festival of Souls

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    Friday July 14, 2023
    Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

    Festival of Souls

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    Saturday July 15, 2023
    Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

    Navy Day (Umi no hi)

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : A recent celebration (1997) in port cities only, in tribute to Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Various events are dedicated to the sea.

    Fuji Rock Festival

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    Friday July 28, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.fujirockfestival.com in Naeba Ski Resort 2023 edition confirmed

    Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only)

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    Sunday August 6, 2023
    Culture : In tribute to the victims of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. Observance is held at the Peace Memorial Park

    Memorial Day (Nagazaki only)

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    Wednesday August 9, 2023
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    Mountain Day

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    Friday August 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Designed to share opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday August 21, 2023
    School holidays :