Holidays in Japanese
Welcome to the Rocket Japanese lesson on Holidays. Today we’ll go over holidays in Japanese that you might find important and several others you might find just as important as the people in Japan do.
There are a number of special holidays in Japan that you'll find useful to know, especially if you're planing on traveling.
After this lesson you'll be able to pronounce all the holidays in Japanese.
Resources for further reading:
Pronunciation of holidays in Japanese
Let's begin with some general holidays and events:
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New Year's Day
ちち の ひ
Chichi no hi
はは の ひ
Haha no hi
こども の ひ
Kodomo no hi
ろうどう の ひ
Rōdō no hi
エイプリル フール デー
エイプリル フール デー
Eipuriru fūru dē
April Fool's Day
Here are some Japanese holidays that you may not have heard before:
せいじん の ひ
Seijin no hi
Coming of Age Day
The Emperor's Birthday
きんろう かんしゃ の ひ
Kinrō kansha no hi
Labour Thanksgiving Day
しゅんぶん の ひ
Shunbun no hi
Spring Equinox Day
たいいく の ひ
Taiiku no hi
Health and Sports Day
There are plenty of other festivals and national holidays so if you're visiting Japan, make sure you know when these holidays are and how they will effect your trip. Happy holiday-ing! For more lessons on Japanese vocabulary I recommend these!
- Need to book a hotel in Japanese? This is the vocab lesson for you.
- Going on a spending spree? Know your vocabulary to do with shopping in Japanese.
- Understand signs in Japanese. A super handy lesson (especially if you need to go to the toilet!)
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