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Japan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Saturday july 20, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 26, 2024Fuji Rock FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday september 22, 2024September Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Monday september 23, 2024Fall Equinox (Shubun no hi )Shinto
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    Thursday september 26, 2024Japan Open Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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    Friday october 25, 2024Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 28, 2024Tokyo International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday november 21, 2024Rally ChampionshipSports events
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    Saturday november 23, 2024Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)Secular holiday
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    Sunday november 24, 2024November Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Friday november 29, 2024Black FridaySpecial Events
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas Daycards/flowers
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    Friday december 27, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday december 30, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday january 2, 2025Banks are closedBanks only
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    Friday january 3, 2025Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday january 13, 2025Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)Secular holiday
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    Monday january 13, 2025Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday january 26, 2025January Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday july 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fuji Rock Festival

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    Friday july 26, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.fujirockfestival.com in Naeba Ski Resort 2024 edition confirmed

    September Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday september 22, 2024
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Kokugikan

    Fall Equinox (Shubun no hi )

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Shinto : This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day on which to honor one's ancestors and remember the dead. Prior to 1948, the autumnal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called Shūki kōrei-sai (秋季皇霊祭) Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia)

    Japan Open Tennis Championships

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    Thursday september 26, 2024
    Sports events : Https://www.atptour.com 2025 edition confirmed

    Autumn holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Tokyo International Film Festival

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    Monday october 28, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 9 days www.tiff-jp.net 2024 edition confirmed

    Rally Championship

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    Thursday november 21, 2024
    Sports events : Https://www.wrc.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no hi)

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    Saturday november 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Gratitude to the gods for the harvest. The emperor sends messengers to the temple of Jingu with the first harvest.

    November Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday november 24, 2024
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in the Fukuoka Kokusai Center

    Black Friday

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Special Events : Day of sales and bargains

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    cards/flowers : Not a bank holiday, but increasingly popular.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Monday december 30, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Banks are closed

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    Thursday january 2, 2025
    Banks only :

    Banks are closed

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    Friday january 3, 2025
    Banks only :

    Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)

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    Monday january 13, 2025
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the age of majority (20)

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday january 13, 2025
    School holidays : Www.mext.go.jp
    applies to Tokyo region public schools, as gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    different calendars according to climate (Northern or Southern regions)
    Many schools open on Saturday
    School day starts at 08:30
    Summer vacations apply to the whole country
    From 2018, local education boards will be allowed to set summer holidays at different times of the year
    international schools have specific calendars
    Uniforms are required, and there are extensive rules for hair styles, shoes, socks, skirt length, make-up, accessories, and more
    schools are open on Saturday in Tokyo, Tochigi, Saitama, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto

    PISA ranking (average 493): 538 (second best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14-15
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600
    QS Best Student Cities in Tokyo: #7
    Computer to student ratio: 1:3
    2022 PISA ranking: #4 with a 533 score
    University of Tokyo ranking: Times Higher Education #11/QS ranking #--/Shanghai (2023) #27

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2024 in Tokyo (scroll for other prefectures)

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    January Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday january 26, 2025
    Sports events : Https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ In Osaka - lasts 2 weeks 2024 edition confirmed