May, Satsuki (皐月, "Early-rice-planting Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in May
3rd May  [Constitution Day] On this day in 1947, the new post war constitution was put into effect.
4th May  [Greenery Day] Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.
5th May  [Children's Day] Celebrated throughout the nation with families displaying samurai . . .  Check the schedule of this month …

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June, Minazuki (水無月, "Month of Water")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in June
June  [Rainy Season (Tsuyu)] Early summer, most parts of Japan in a rainy season, so called tsuyu . . .  ›› read more

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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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