Source:The Bank of Japan (Tokyo)
Posted: Saturday, January 6, 2018 Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2020
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 2019.
In 2019, Japan will have been observing a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday for 3 consecutive years (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.
Note that the aforementioned list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019 does not make any mention of the probable May 1, 2019, public holiday expected to be declared on the occasion of Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony, and the possibility of April 30 and May 2, 2019, also being declared as one-off non-working public holidays in 2019 in Japan (2017-12-06 and 2016-07-24).
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