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Japan Confirms October 11 Public Holiday Cancellation

Source: The Mainichi (Tokyo)
Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Japanese Government has issued a reminder and warning on the Twitter account of the Cabinet Office's Public Relations Office that despite most printed calendars showing October 11, 2021, as a public holiday, this is not the case ("Even though Oct. 11 is Sports Day on the calendar, please be aware that this day is a regular weekday. Please tell the people around you.").

Earlier this year (2021-07-15), the Japan Calendar Publishers Association had issued a similar warning about the 2021 public holiday dates contained in most Japanese calendars and diaries for 2021, as many of the Japan Calendar Publishers Association members began printing 2021 calendars as early as late 2019, and as late as the spring of 2020, months before the July 19 and October 11, 2021, public holidays were amended by the government.

Recall that, late last year (2020-11-27, 2020-11-27 and 2020-06-10), the Japanese Government amended the list of 2021 public holidays, with a revised law passed and enacted at a plenary session of the House of Councillors, in late November 2020, due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2020-03-26) and the 4 related public holidays (令和三年東京オリンピック競技大会・東京パラリンピック競技大会特別措置法).

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