February, Kisaragi (如月, "Changing Clothes")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in February
3rd February  [Setsubun] The day's main event is the bean-scattering ceremony . . .  ›› read more
11th February  [Kenkoku Kinen no hi] Day for commemorating the founding of the nation and for fostering . . .  ›› read more

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March, Yayoi (弥生, "New Life")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in March
3rd March   [Hina Matsuri] Hina Matsuri or Doll Festival or Girl's Festival is celebrated on March 3 . . .  ›› read more
22nd March  [Shunbun no hi] Second Monday of January is national holiday of Coming-of-Age . . .  ›› read more

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April, Uzuki (卯月, "u-no-hana month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in April
8th April  [Hana Matsuri] 8th April is Buddha's Birthday, celebrated at all Buddhist temples in Japan by devotees placing flowers in the temples and sometimes pouring tea on Buddha's head.
29nd April  [Showa Day] April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.
April 29 to May 5th  [Golden Week] Golden Week is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Many people take a week off from work and go on family vacations or overseas trips.

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