In Japan, Everyday is a special day!

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

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Library Anniversary Day

4/30 - April thritieth
Library Anniversary Day
(Tosyokan kinen bi)

Japan Library Association (JLA) founded the day in 1972.
Lots of municipal libraries in Japan are closed on Monday.
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Showa Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY

4/29 - April twenty-ninth
Showa Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Showa no hi)

The newest Japanese national holiday started from 2007.
It honours the birthday of Emperor Hirohito; the Showa Emperor, the immediate predecessor of now reigning Emperor.
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Canned Drink Launch Anniversary Day

4/28 - April twenty-eighth
Canned Drink Launch Anniversary Day
(Akusai no hi)

On the day in 1954, the first Japanese canned drink "Meiji Orange Juice" was launched by Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
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Bad Wife Day

4/27 - April twenty-seventh
Bad Wife Day
(Akusai no hi)

On the day in 399 B.C., Socrates was excuted. His wife was a notorious bad wife, the day was set as a "Bad Wife Day".
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Good Bath Day

4/26 - April twenty-sixth
Good Bath Day
(Yoi Furo no hi)

4 is pronounced Yo, 2 is pronounced Fu, and 6 is pronounced Ro. So the day is named as Good Bath Day.
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Found Article Day

4/25 - April twenty-fifth
Found Article Day
(Syutoku butsu no hi)

Mr.Ohnuki found 100 million yen (around 1 million US doller) in Ginza, one of the most bustling areas in Japan.
The owner was not appeared, so Mr.Ohnuki get the whole money.
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Japan Derby Anniversary Day

4/24 - April twenty-forth
Japan Derby Anniversary Day
(Nihon Darbi kinen bi)

On the day in 1932, first Japan Derby was held in Meguro racetrack.
The winner was Wakataka, top favorite horse.
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Local Beer Day

4/23 - April twenty-third
Local Beer Day
(Jibiru no hi)

Japan Craft Beer Association (JCBA) estblished Local Beer Day in 2000.
The day is also "Beer Day" in Germany.
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Good Husband and Wife day

4/22 - April twenty-second
Good Husband and Wife day
(Yoi Fuhu no hi)


4 is pronounced Yo, 2 is prounounced Fu, so 4/22 is YoiFuFu, good husband and wife day.
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Commercial TV Stations day

4/21 - April twenty-first
Commercial TV Stations day
(Minpoh no hi)


National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan (NAB) was founded on the day in 1951.
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Women's University day

4/20 - April twentieth
Women's University day
(Joshi dai no hi)


The first women's university in Japan, Japan Women's University (JWU) was opend on the day in 1901.
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Map day

4/19 - April ninteenth
Map day
(Chizu no hi)


On the day in 1800, Tadataka Inoh, the surveyor and cartographer started going to Hokkaido for completing the first map of Japan.
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Invention day

4/18 - April eighteenth
Invention day
(Hatsumei no hi)


On the day in 1885, Patent Monopoly Act was promulgated in Japan.
First patent right was granted Mr. Zuisho Hotta four month later.
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Hello Work day

4/17 - April seventeenth
Hello Work day
(Haroh wark no hi)


Public employment security office in Japan is called "Hello Work".
There are several specialized Hello Works for motehrs, part-timers, students, agricultural work.
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Boys Be Ambitious day

4/16 - April sixteenth
Boys Be Ambitious day
(Boizu bi anbisyasu dei)


First vice president of Sapporo Agricultural College, Dr. William Smith Clark left Japan on the day in 1877 with the words to the students "Boys,be ambitious."
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Good Children day

4/15 - April fifteenth
Good Children day
(Yoiko no hi)


4 is pronounced YO, 1 is pronounced I, and 5 is pronounced KO, Putting them together, it sounds similar to Yoiko; good children.
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SOS day

4/14 - April fourteenth
SOS day
(SOS no hi)


The world's largest luxury liner (at the time), Titanic was sunk on the day in 1912.
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Cafe day

4/13 - April thirteenth
Cafe day
(Kissaten no hi)


On the day in 1888, Japanese first cafe(coffee shop) was opened at Ueno,Tokyo.
The cafe was closed in five years.
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Establishment of Tokyo University Anniversary day

4/12 - April twelfth
Establishment of Tokyo University Anniversary day
(Tokyo-Daigaku Souritsu kinenbi)


Tokyo University, often called Toh-day was founded on the day in 1877.
At the start it had only four departments; Law, Medical, Literature, and Science.
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Triumph Pose Day

4/11 - April eleventh
Triumph Pose Day
(Gattsu pohzu no hi)


Triumph Pose; the pose putting one's hand(s) in the air is very popler and called "Guts pose" in Japan.
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Shimanto Day

4/10 - April tenth
Shimanto Day
(Shimanto no hi)


Shimanto is the name of the river in Kohchi prefecture.
4 is pronounced SHI, 10 is pronounced TO, SHI and TO sounds very similar to SHImanTO.
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Huge Statue of Buddah Day

4/9 - April ninth
Huge Statue of Buddah Day
(Daibutsu no hi)

The world biggest wooden building containing the Nara Buddah was completed on the day in 752.
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Faithful Dog Hachi-ko Day

4/8 - April eighth
Faithful Dog Hachi-ko Day
(Chuken Hachi-ko no hi)

Faithful dog Hachi-ko was waithing all the days for the master after his dead. The statue has been the in front of the Shibu Statio since 1934.
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World Health Day

4/7 - April seventh
World Health Day
(Sekai hoken day)

The aim is that the every peopel reach the highest level of the standard of helth. Established by the WHO.
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4/6 - April sixth

4/6 - April sixth
Castle Day
(Shiro no hi)

4 is pronounced Shi, and 6 is pronounced Ro. So the day is named as Castle Day.
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Haircut Day

4/5 - April fifth
Haircut Day
(Heakat no hi)

Tokyo goverment issued the law of banning haircut for woman in 1872.
Of course there's no such a low nowadays.
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Bean-Jam Bun Day

4/4 - April forth
Bean-Jam Bun Day
(Anpan no hi)

On the day in 1875, purely Japanese style bun was presented to the Meiji Emperor.
It was Kimuraya made bean-jam buns(anpan).
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Nihonbashi Opening Anniversary Day

4/3 - April third
Nihonbashi Opening Anniversary Day
(Nihon-bashi Kaitsu Kinen-bi)

On the day in 1911, Nihonbashi(Japan Bridge), one of the most famous bridges in Tokyo was replaced from wood bridge to stone bridge.
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Five-hundred Yen Bill Issuing Anniversary Day

4/2 - April second
Five-hundred Yen Bill Issuing Anniversary Day
(Gohyakuen-satsu Hakko Kinen-bi)

On the day in 1951, 500 yen bill which has a portrait of Tomomi Iwakura was issued.
After 500 yen coin is issued, you rarely see a 500 yen bill anylonger.
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April Fool's Day

4/1 - April first
April Fool's Day
(Shigatsu Baka no hi)

It is said that you can tell white lie on the day.
In the Islamic sphere, this practice is banned.
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