Japan Festive dates
Festive dates and holidays in Japan
February 4 – Setsubun (farewell season) – Tradition: It is on this day that is the Mamemaki (release soybeans) or mameuchi as it is called.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day (Valentine’s Day) – It is the Day of San Valentino. Tradition: Only women presenteiam boyfriends, husbands, traffickers and friends with chocolates.
February 22 – Neko no Hi (Day of the Cat) – Tradition: This day serves to honor the cats, pets much loved by the Japanese people.
February 23 – Fujisan no Hi (Day of Mount Fuji) – Tradition: Commemorative recentdate, to honor the one who is the greatest symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji, or Fuji San, as it is called.
March 3 – Hina Matsuri (Girls Day) – Tradition: Also called Dolls Festival. Dolls are exposed and representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, musicians with traditional dress of the Heian period.
March 14 – White Day (Valentine’s Day) – This is a variation of Valentine’s Day. Now it’s only men who presenteiam wives, girlfriends, friends with bullets and cookies.
Mid-May – Hanami Festival (Day SAKURA) – Families visiting the parks to contemplate the beauty of the cherry trees. It is common to visit many estrageiros tourists in Japan to see the famous sakura.
April 29 to May 5 – Golden Week (Golden Week) – During this date occur some national holidays, starting from April 29 (Showa no hi), May 3 (Kenpou Kinenbi), May 4 (midori in hi) and May 5 (Kodomo no hi). 30 days, 1 and 2 though, are not holidays, is amended by most Japanese.
2nd Sunday in May – Mother’s Day (Haha no hi) – As in Brazil, Mother’s Day is the 2ndSunday of May and the Japanese tradition, the mothers receive a beautiful bouquet of red carnations.
May 29 – Gofuku no Hi (Day Kimono) – Day May 29 is the Day of Kimono (Gofuku no Hi). The date was chosen because of a play on words: 5/29 (5 = Go / 2 = Fu / 9 = Ku) = gofuku (kimono).
3rd Sunday in June – Father’s Day (Chichi no hi) – Tradition: day to show our gratitude and respect to our parents. Besides the parents, who have in-laws, it is customary to present them well.
June 18 – National Day of Japanese Immigration – Tradition: This commemorative date belongs to Brazil, and it is the date on Which the first ship, the Kasato Maru arrived at the port of Santos bringing the first Japanese immigrants in 1908. Japanese immigrants contributed much to the development of Brazil.
July 7 – Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival) – Tradition: On this date the Altair star See are then people write their wishes and hang in a tree, waiting for the stars to perform them.
August 15 – Japan’s rendering of Birthday (2nd World War) – Tradition: This day officially marks the end of World War II, with the official and unconditional surrender of Japan Certainly, a historic date, marked by many deaths and. suffering. Day it is worth reflecting on the terrible consequences that war can bring to humanity.
September 1 – Bousai no Hi (Day of Disaster Prevention) – Tradition: In this day are made different activities with the people to teach them how to proceed in the face of a natural disaster and several tributes to the victims.
September 9 – Kiku in Sekku (National Chrysanthemum Day) – Tradition: Thechrysanthemum is Japan’s national flower, and is a symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family. Flowers bloom in mid-September, during the fall and at this time are madedifferent Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiku Matsuri) in various regions of Japan.
2nd half of September – Tsukimi (Festival of Autumn Full Moon) – Tradition: Day View the Full Autumn Moon. They are made festivals in which the Japanese gather to celebrate the beauty of the moon and ask for good harvests, health and prosperity.
November 1 – Sushi International Day – Tradition: The International Sushi Day created only with commercial purpose. It is also celebrated on June 18 by some people. Day splash about in sushi, for those who enjoy this food of course.
November 15 – Shichigosan (Children’s Day) – Tradition: On this day children celebrate the ages of 3, 5 and 7 years, and the age of 3 years is celebrated by boys and girls, 5 years only boys and 7, only girls.