July, Fumizuki (文月, "Month of Books")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in July
7th July  [Tanabata Festival] celebrated nationwide with people writing their wishes on strips of colored paper or origami, which they attach . . .  ›› read more
Third Monday of July  [Ocean Day] A recently introduced national holiday to celebrate the ocean. The day marks the return of Emperor Meiji from a boat trip to Hokkaido in 1876.

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August, Hazuki (葉月, "Month of Leaves")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in August
mid-August Obon (Festival of the Dead) Annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors . .  ›› read more

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September, Nagatsuki (長月, "The Long Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in September
15th September  [keiro no hi] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.
23rd September  [Autum Equinox Day] Graves are visited during the week (ohigan) of the Equinox Day.

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October, Kannazuki (神無月, "Month of the Gods")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in October
Second Monday of October [Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.
23rd September  [Autum Equinox Day] On that day in 1964, the Olympic games of Tokyo were opened.

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