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Japan Holiday On May 5 2023?

The following is a compilation of Japanese national holidays, national observances, patriotic commemorations and important secular events that apply during Friday, 2023-05-05:

  • Children's Day - こどもの日:

    [nat] (Pronounced Kodomo no Hi) day on which to esteem the personalities of children and plan for their happiness. Traditionally, families who have a boy in their home may fly koinobori and decorate their homes with armor or samurai dolls. This day marks the end of the Golden Week.
  • Golden Week - Day 7 - ゴールデンウィーク:

    [gov] (Pronounced Gōruden Wīku) Golden Week is the 7-day period starting April 29th, in which several national Japanese holidays are contained. Many Japanese take paid time off during this period, and some companies are closed down completely and give their employees time off. Golden Week is the longest vacation period of the year for many Japanese jobs.


[nat] This is a national, government-recognized holiday.

[gov] Many Japanese companies and government offices traditionally close this day.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z