In Japan, Everyday is a special day!

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

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Proclamation of School Education Law Day

3/31 - March thirtyfirst
Proclamation of School Education Law Day
(Gakko kyoikuhou koufu no hi)

On the day in 1947, the law for education was proclaimed and Japanese 6/3/3/4 system has started. 6-elementary shcool, 3-junior high shcool, 3-high shcool, 4-univesity.
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National Stadiam Inauguration Anniversary Day

3/30 - March thirtieth
National Stadiam Inauguration Anniversary Day
(Kokuritsu Kyogijo Rakusei Kinen-bi)

On the day in 1958, the constraction of National Kasumigaoka Athletic Stadium was completed.
In 1964, the stadium was used for opening/ending ceremonies of Tokyo Olimpic.
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Oshichi The Greengrocer Day

3/29 - March twentyninth
Oshichi The Greengrocer Day
(Yaoya Oshichi no hi)

On the day in 1683, 18 year-old girl Oshichi who is the daughter of a greengrocer was excuted for arson.
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Chervil Day

3/28 - March twentyeighth
Chervil Day
(Mitsuba no hi)

3 is pronounced Mi, 2 is prounounced tsu, 8 is prounounced Ba. Let's put them together: MiTsuBa.

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Cherry Blossom Day

3/27 - March twentyseventh
Cherry Blossom Day
(Sakura no hi)

3 is pronounced Sa, 9 is prounounced Ku. Do Multiplication: 3 x 9 = 27. So, March twentyseventh is Sakura no hi.
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Katyusha Song Day

3/26 - March twentysixth
Katyusha Song Day
(Katyusha no uta no hi)

On the day in 1914, Lev N. Tolstoi's Revival was played in Geijutsu-za first time.
The Katyusha song sung in the play became very popular at that time.
Katyusha is the common name for women in Rossia.
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Electricity Anniversary Day

3/25 - March twentyfifth
Electricity Anniversary Day
(Denki kinen bi)

On the day 1878, the first light was turned on in Japan.
Next year, first Japanese electric company was founded, and in 1890, Ichisuke Fujioka manufactured the first electric light in Japan.
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Mannequin Anniversary

3/24 - March twentyforth
Mannequin Anniversary
(manekin kinen bi)

First Mannequin was used on the day 1928 in Japan, and it was not the doll but the real human.
The word "Mannequin" can be devided into two Japanese words; Mane - invite, Kin - money. Very attractive word.
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World Weather Day

3/23 - March twentythird
World Weather Day
(Sekai Kishoh no hi)

One of the World Day established by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 1960.
Japan joined WMO on 1953.
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Broadcasting Memorial Day

3/22 - March twentysecond
Broadcasting Memorial Day
(Housou kinen bi)

Japanese firts radio broadcast was started on the day 1925 by NHK (Nihon Housou Kyokai; Japan Broadcasting Corporation).
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Spring Equinox Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY

3/21 - March twentyfirst
Spring Equinox Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Shunbun no hi )

Spring Equinox day fall on March twentieth or twentyfirst, depends on the year. It's national holiday.
In 2007, it's on March twentieth.
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Opening the Ueno Zoo Memorial Day

3/20 - March twentieth
Opening the Ueno Zoo Memorial Day
(Ueno Dohbutsuen kaikan kinen-bi)

On the day of 1882, Ueno-zoo; Japanese first modern zoo opened.
On the day, Ueno zoo is admission free.
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Music Day

3/19 - March nineteenth
Music Day
(Ongaku no hi)

3 is pronounced Mi, 19 is prounounced Juhku. Joining them "Mijuhku" sounds similar to Music. So the day was established as the Music Day.
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Spirit of Departed Persons Day

3/18 - March eighteenth
Spirit of Departed Persons Day
(Shouryou no hi)

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Izumi Shikibu, and Ono no Komachi, very famouse three Japanese poets are said to be dead on the same day; March eighteenth incidentally.
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Weekly Comic Magazine Day

3/17 - March seventeenth
Weekly Comic Magazine Day
(Manga-syuhkanshi no hi)

First two Japanese weekly comic magazine("Manga-syuhkanshi"); Shohnen-Magazine and Shohnen-Sunday, were published on the day in 1959.
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National Park designation Anniversary

3/16 - March sixteenth
National Park Designation Anniversary Day
(Kokuritsu Koen Shitei Kinen-bi)

On the day in 1934, First Japanese national parks are designated; Setonaikai, Unzen-Amakusa, Kirishima-Yaku. Now there are 28 national parks in Japan.
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World Expo Day

3/15 - March fifteenth
World Expo Day
(Bankoku-Haku no hi)

On the day in 1970, First Japanese World Exposition "Osaka Expo '70" was opened for public.
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White Day

3/14 - March fourteenth
White Day

White day is the day that men give back sweets to wemen for Valentine day's chocolate.
(In Japan, Valentine day is the day that woman tell her love to man; opposit to U.S.).
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Seikan Tunnel Commencement Memorial Day

3/13 - March thirteenth
Seikan Tunnel Commencement Memorial Day
(Seikan Tonneru Kaigyo kinen-bi)

The Seikan Tunnel connects Aomori Prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu and the island of Hokkaido, beneth the Tsugaru Strait. It's not for cars, but for trains.
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Wallet Day

3/12 - March twelfth
Wallet Day
(Saifu no hi)

3 is pronounced Sa, 1 is prounounced I, 2 is pronounced Fu. Joining up them sound Saifu. In Japanese saying, to put shell snake into your wallet brings you money.
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Panda Discovery Day

3/11 - March eleventh
Panda Discovery Day
(Panda Hakken no hi)

On this day in 1896, a French missionary saw black and white bear fur at a folk dwelling in Sichuan, China. This discovery has made Panda world-famous.
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Cactus Day

3/10 - March tenth
Cactus Day
(Saboten no hi)

3 is pronounced San, 10 is prounounced Ten(in English). Santen sounds sililar to Saboten, so another pan/rhyming again, March tenth was Cuctus(Saboten) day.
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Memorial Stamp Anniversary Day

3/9 - March ninth
Memorial Stamp Anniversary Day
(Kinen Kitte Kinen-bi)

On this day in 1894, first Japanese memorial stamp was issued by postal office, for celebrating Meiji Emperor's silver wedding anniversary.
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Bee Day

3/8 - March eigth
Bee Day
(Mitsu-bachi no hi)

3 is pronounced Mitsu, 8 is prounounced Bachi. So, March eighth was established as Bee day (and August third is Honey day).
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Fire Extinguish Anniversary Day

3/7 - March seventh
Fire Extinguish Anniversary Day
(Sho-bo kinen-bi)

Fire defence was controlled by the Police Depertment till on this day of 1948 in Japan. The Fire Defense Agency established Fire extinguish anniversary two years later.
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A Round the World Anniversary Day

3/6 - March sixth
A Round the World Anniversary Day
(Sekai-isshu kinen-bi)

On this day In 1967, JAL, Japan Air Line, started operating a round the world route. At that time, JAL's flight attendant uniform was skyblue(designed by Hanae Mori).
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Coral Day

3/5 - March fifth
Coral Day
(Sango no hi)

3 is pronounced San, 5 is prounounced Go. So, March fifth was established as Sango day by WWF, World Wide Fund for Nature.
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Sewing Machine Day

3/4 - March forth
Sewing Machine Day
(Mishin no hi)

3 is pronounced Mi, 4 is prounounced Shi. So, March forth was established as Mishin day. A Mishin is a sewing machine, when it first introduced to Japan, people thought machine was equal to Mishin.
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Doll's festival

3/3 - March third
Doll's festival
(Hina-matsuri)

The day is for girls only. Dolls dressed with Kimono(traditional Japanese clothes) was displayed at houses in where the family with girl live.
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Japanese Orphans left behind in China Day

3/2 - March second
Japanese Orphans left behind in China Day
(Chu-goku Zanryu-koji no hi)

On this day In 1981, 47 Japanese orphans left behind in China officially visit Japan to look for their biologic parents first time.
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