List of national public holidays of Japan in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Japan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day Gantan
Jan. 8, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 Coming-of-age Day Seijin no Hi. 2nd Monday of January
Feb. 11, 2018 Feb. 11, 2018 National Foundation Day
Feb. 12, 2018 Feb. 12, 2018 National Foundation Day (observed)
March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 Vernal Equinox Day March 20 or March 21
April 29, 2018 April 29, 2018 Showa Day Part of Golden Week
April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Showa Day (observed)
May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018 Constitution Memorial Day Part of Golden Week
May 4, 2018 May 4, 2018 Greenery Day Part of Golden Week
May 5, 2018 May 5, 2018 Childrens Day Kodomo no Hi. Part of Golden Week
July 16, 2018 July 16, 2018 Marine Day Umi no Hi. 3rd Monday of July
Aug. 11, 2018 Aug. 11, 2018 Mountain Day August 11 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Sept. 17, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018 Respect for the Aged Day Keiro no Hi. 3rd Monday of September
Sept. 23, 2018 Sept. 23, 2018 Autumnal Equinox Day September 23 or September 24
Sept. 24, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 Autumnal Equinox Day (observed)
Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Health-Sports Day Taiiku no Hi. 2nd Monday of October
Nov. 3, 2018 Nov. 3, 2018 Culture Day November 3 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Nov. 23, 2018 Nov. 23, 2018 Labour Thanksgiving Day November 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Dec. 23, 2018 Dec. 23, 2018 The Emperor's Birthday December 23 or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Dec. 24, 2018 Dec. 24, 2018 The Emperor's Birthday (observed)