Japan Holiday On August 9 2014?

The following is a compilation of Japanese national holidays, national observances, patriotic commemorations and important secular events that apply during Saturday, 2014-08-09:

  • Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony:

    [ob] Every year, on 9 August, the anniversary of the atomic bombing on Nagasaki, the Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue (a large bronze figure with one hand pointing up and the other extending sideways) at the Nagasaki Peace Park and the Mayor of Nagasaki delivers a Peace Declaration to the World. This year commemorates the 69th aniversary of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The annual government-sponsored memorial service marking the end of the war takes place August 15 at Tokyo’s Budokan hall.

Notes:

[ob] Not a national holiday, but an observance nationwide.

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