December, Shiwasu (師走, "We All RUN")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in December
22nd of December  [Touji] Winter Solstice or Midwinter occurs around December 22nd each year . . .  ›› read more
23rd of December  [Emperor's Birthday] The Emperor, with the Empress, receives the congratulations . . .  ›› read more

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January 2017, Mutsuki (睦月, "Month of Affection")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in January
1st of January  [Gantan] January 1st — New Years Day is arguably the important holiday in Japan . . .  ›› read more
12th of January  [Seijin no hi] Second Monday of January is national holiday of Coming-of-Age . . .  ›› read more

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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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