In Japan, Everyday is a special day!

Japanese special days. Not only famous days, but also unpopular anniversaries.

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Biscuit day

2/28 - February twenty-eights
Biscuit Day
(Biscuit no hi)

"Biscuit" in Japan basically means cookie. Not the pancake or bread. It was said Japanese first buscuit recipe was documented on this day of 1953.
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Shinsen-gumi Day

2/27 - February twenty-seventh
Shinsen-gumi Day
(Shinsen-gumi no hi)

Special police force of the late shogunate period, named Shinsen-gumi, was founded on this day in 1862. Their original name at that time was Mibu-Gumi.
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February 26 Incident

2/26 - February twenty-sixth
February 26 Incident
(Ni-niroku jiken)

In the early hours of 26 February 1936, coup d'etat was attempted by the Imperial Japanese Army. It took three days for get suppressed.
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Afternoon Newspaper Day

2/25 - February twenty-fifth

Afternoon Newspaper Day
(Yukan no hi)


In Japan, there are 2types of Newspaper, One is called Chokan (morning paper) and the other Yukan (evening paper).
First Yukan was published on this day of 1969.
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Mask of Moonlight Day

2/24 - February twenty-fourth

Mask of Moonlight Day
(Gekko kamen no hi)


On this day in 1958, one of the eariest Japanese TV hero program "Gekko-Kamen" was broadcasted.
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Mt. Fuji Day

2/23 - February twenty-third

Mt. Fuji Day
(Fujisan no hi)

In Japan, 2 is pronounced as "NI", "FU", or "JI", and 3 is pronounced as "SAN".
So, 2/23 is considered as FUJISAN.
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Cat Day

2/22 - February twenty-second

Cat Day
(Neko no hi)

In Japan, 2 is pronounced as "NI".
Sound of NI is considered similar to cats' mew.
So, 2/22 is established as Cat day.
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Soseki Day

2/21 - February twenty-first
Soseki Day
(Soseki no hi)

On this day In 1911, Education Ministry tried to give the literary honor to Japanese famous Author SOSEKI NATSUME.
But he refused it.

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Kabuki Day

2/20 - February twentieth
Kabuki Day
(Kabuki no hi)

In 1607, Japanese famous theatrical performance called "KABUKI" was presented to SHOGUN, IEYASU TOKUGAWA.
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Professional Wrestling Day

2/19 - February nineteenth
Professional Wrestling Day
(Prores no hi)

In 1955, the first major pro-wrestling match was held.
Japanese pro-wrestling was started by legendary wrestler "Rikidozan".
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