Japan Holiday On January 1 2014?
The following is a compilation of Japanese national holidays, national observances, patriotic commemorations and important secular events that apply during Wednesday, 2014-01-01:
New Year's Day - 元日: [nat] (Pronounced Ganjitsu) This national holiday was established in 1948, as a day to celebrate the new year. New Year's Day marks the beginning of Japan's most important holiday season, the New Year season (正月 Shōgatsu), which generally refers to the first one, three or seven days of the year. Although not prescribed by law, many workplaces are closed from December 29 to January 3. Prior to 1948, New Year's Day was a national holiday on which the imperial worship ceremony known as Shihō-hai (四方拝) took place.