Source:The Bank of Japan (Tokyo)
Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019
The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2017.
In 2017, Japan will have been observing a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday (2014-06-01, 2014-05-23, 2014-04-30, 2014-03-06 and 2013-06-03) on August 11, since 2016, known as Mountain Day (Yama no Hi), thus adding one annual non-working public holiday in Japan, Mountain Day, in analogy to the Marine Day Japanese public holiday, enacted in 1995 and observed for the first time on July 20, 1996, whereby, on the third Monday in July, people are encouraged to take a trip to the beach.
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