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.

Pronunciation of holidays in Japanese

Let's begin with some general holidays and events:

誕生日

たんじょうび

Tanjōbi

Birthday

クリスマス

クリスマス

Kurisumasu

Christmas

元旦

がんたん

Gantan

New Year's Day

父の日

ちち の ひ

Chichi no hi

Father's Day

母の日

はは の ひ

Haha no hi

Mother's Day

子供の日

こども の ひ

Kodomo no hi

Children's Day

労働の日

ろうどう の ひ

Rōdō no hi

Labor Day

感謝祭

かんしゃさい

Kanshasai

Thanksgiving

イースター

イースター

Īsutā

Easter

バレンタイン デー

バレンタイン デー

Barentain dē

Valentine's Day

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

ハヌカー

ハヌカー

Hanukā

Hanukkah

ハロウィーン

ハロウィーン

Harowiin

Halloween

独立記念日

どくり つきねんび

Dokuritsu kinenbi

Independence Day

Here are some Japanese holidays that you may not have heard before:

成人の日

せいじん の ひ

Seijin no hi

Coming of Age Day

天皇誕生日

てんのう たんじょうび

Tennō tanjōbi

The Emperor's Birthday

勤労感謝の日

きんろう かんしゃ の ひ

Kinrō kansha no hi

Labour Thanksgiving Day

春分の日

しゅんぶん の ひ

Shunbun no hi

Spring Equinox Day

体育の日

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!

Sayōnara!

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Sayaka Matsuura Rocket Japanese