Japan Holiday On August 11 2017?
The following is a compilation of Japanese national holidays, national observances, patriotic commemorations and important secular events that apply during Friday, 2017-08-11:
Mountain Day - 山の日: [nat] (Pronounced Yama no Hi) This is a national holiday established in 2014 and first held in 2016, as a day on which to appreciate mountains and all things mountain-related in Japan, a nation whose culture is founded on nature-inspired Shintoism. It is intended to coincide with the vacation time usually given during the Bon Festival held in mid-August. The holiday's legislation was passed by Japan’s parliament following lobbying from the Japanese Alpine Club and other mountain-related groups. According to the official documents, this holiday is meant to share
opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings form mountains.