Mountain day

Yama-no-Hi: The Most Recent Public Holiday in Japan

With several people overworking in Japan, the government has declared another national holiday come 2016. It will be called “Mountain Day” or “Yama-no-Hi” in Japanese. This will be celebrated annually every 11th of August and is considered to be the 16th annual holiday in the country. This celebration was created in order for people to…

Mountain Day – A new Holiday to come in 2016

Japan is adjusting a lot when it comes to holidays. For instance, the previous Emperor is honoured by the Holiday “Shōwa Day” (昭和の日 Shōwa no Hi). The holiday used to be celebrated as the Emporer’s Birthday till 1989, when the Emperor Shōwa Hirohito died. But Showa Day did not become Showa Day right after his…