In Japan, Everyday is a special day!

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

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World No-Tabacco Day

5/31 - May thirity-first
World No-Tabacco Day
(Sekai Kinen Day)


The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the tobacco epidemic and to the preventable death and disease it causes.
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Vacuum-cleaner Day

5/30 - May thiritieth
Vacuum-cleaner Day
(Sohjiki no hi)


In June, almost every part of Japan is in rainy season, and it is the time for prevention of spreading mold and house ticks. To make people aware of that, the day was established in 1986.
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Konjaku Day

5/29 - May twenty-nineth
Konjaku Day
(Konnyaku no hi)


Konjaku, also known as devil's tongue, is a plant. But when the work konjaku used in Japan, it mostly means the food made by the plant.
5 sounds similar to "Ko", 2 sounds similar to "Nya" and 9 "ku" in Japanese. So the day is named Konnyaku no hi.
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Fireworks Day

5/28 - May twenty-eighth
Fireworks Day
(Hanabi no hi)


On the day in 1733, Japanese first major fireworks ware shot off by Ryohgoku river side.
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Hyakunin Isshu Day

5/27 - May twenty-seventh
Hyakunin Isshu Day
(Hyakunin Isshu no hi)


Hyakunin Isshu, one of the best traditional Japanese poetries anthology, was chosen on the day in 1235.
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Tomei Expressway Opne Anniversary

5/26 - May twenty-sixth
Tomei Expressway Opne Anniversary
(Tohmei Kousokudohro Kaituh Kinen-bi)


Tomei Expressway, connecting Tokyo and Nagoya was opened on the day in 1969. It runs along the Pacific Coast of Honshu, main island of Japan.
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Dining Car Day

5/25 - May twenty-fifth
Dining Car Day
(Shokudo-sha no hi)


On the day in 1899, Sanyo-Line between Kyoto-Mitajiri served dinner at the dining car first time in Japan.
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Golf Course Anniversary

5/24 - May twenty-fourth
Golf Course Anniversary
(Gorufu Jou Kinen bi)


On the day in 1903, Japanese first golf course "Kobe Golf Club" opened by an Englishman, Arthur Hesketh Groom.
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Kiss Day

5/23 - May twenty-third
Kiss Day
(Kisu no hi)


The first movie showing the kiss secen in japan was Youthfulness of Twenty (Hatachi no Seishun). On the day in 1946, the movie was released.
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Girl Scout Day

5/22 - May twenty-second
Girl Scout Day
(Gahlu Sukauto no hi)


First Japanese Girl Scouts was formed in 1920 with seven members. But because of the WWII the Girl Scouts was stopped its activities, and in 1947, they restarted their activities.
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Elementary School Open Day

5/21 - May twenty-first
Elementary School Open Day
(Shohgakkoh Kaikoh no hi)


On the day in 1869, Japanese first modern elementary school was open at Kyoto. The fund was gathered by neighbours.
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Roman Alphabet Day

5/20 - May twentieth
Roman Alphabet Day
(Rohmaji no hi)


The father of Japanese roman alphabet died on May 21st, 1952. His anniversary day is 21st, but to make it easier to remember, Roman Alphabet Day was established on May 21st.
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Boxing Anniversary Day

5/19 - May eighteenth
Boxing Anniversary Day
(Bokushing kinen-bi)


On the day in 1952, Yoshio Shirai become the fly weight class world boxing chanpion. He was the first Japanese world boxing chanping.
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Word Day

5/18 - May eighteenth
Word Day
(Kotoba no hi)


5 sounds similar to "ko", 18 is 10 and 8, and 10 sounds similar to "To" and 8 "Ba". Kotoba means word in Japanese.
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Package Tour Day

5/17 - May seventeenth
Package Tour Day
(Pakku Ryoko no hi)


On the day in 1961, the world fist pack tour was held by travel agency "Thomas Cook" in England.
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Travel Day

5/16 - May sixteenth
Travel Day
(Tabi no hi)


Basho Matsuo, who wrote The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi), which was written on his journey, hit the road on the day in 1689.
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Okinawa Reversion to Japanese Administration Anniversary

5/15 - May fifteenth
Okinawa Reversion to Japanese Administration Anniversary
(Okinawa Hondo Fukki kinen bi)


On the day in 1971, Okinawa, Japanese southernmost prefecture was returend from U.S. rule.
Two years after Koza Riot.
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Thermometer Day

5/14 - May forteenth
Thermometer Day
(Ondokei no hi)


The day is Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's birthday.
He set down the scale of temperature with value of Fahrenheit.
In Japan, Fahrenheit thermometer is merely seen (centigrade thermometer is used).
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May Storm Day

5/13 - May thirteenth
May Storm Day
(Mei Sutomu dei)


It is said that the day is the best for bringing up the breakup, divorce.
The day is 88 days later of Valentine's day.
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Nursing Day

5/12 - May twelfth
Nursing Day
(Kango no hi)


May twelfth is Florence Nightingale, a.k.a The Lady with the Lamp's birthday.
Nursing Day was founded on 1991.
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Sakutaroh Anniversary

5/11 - May eleventh
Sakutaroh Anniversary
(Sakutaro ki)


The "father of modern colloquial poetry in Japan", Japanese poet Sakutaro Hagiwara passed away on the day in 1942.
His first collection of poem To Howl At The Moon (Tsuki ni hoeru) is still favored by lots of youngs and olds.
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Cotton Day

5/10 - May tenth
Cotton Day
(Kotton no hi)


Pronounced 5 in Japanese is similar to Ko, 10 in English prounounced Ten, which sounds similar to Ton. Putting them together sounds like Cotton.
Cotton is good for hot or damp days, and around the mid-May, it starts to get hot and humid.
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Ice Cream Day

5/9 - May ninth
Ice Cream Day
(Aisu Kurimu no hi)


Japanese first ice cream was made and sold at bashadori in Yokohama on the day in 1869.
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Pine tree Day

5/8 - May eigth
Pine tree Day
(Matsu no hi)


Pine tree is one of the representative trees of Japan(you may know the bonsai).
To preserve pine tree, the day was established in 1989.
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Ph.D Day

5/7 - May seventh
Ph.D Day
(Hakase no hi)


On the day in 1888, 25 distinctive academians recieved Doctors of Philosophy.
At that time, Ph.D is not given for their papers or articles, but for their long time contribution for academic societies.
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Rubber Day

5/6 - May sixth
Rubber Day
(Gomu no hi)


5 is pronounced Go, 6 is prounounced Mu. Putting them together sounds Gomu, meaning Rubber in Japanese.
Be careful, (or prepared?), if you say Gomu in Japan, sometime people think you're indicating condoms.
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Children's Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY

5/5 - May fifth
Children's Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Kodomo no hi)

Although, the name is "Children's day", the day is for boys only.
Reckon unfair? Don't worry, there's a girls day(Doll's festival
)
on March third(not national holiday, though).
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Greenery Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY

5/4 - May forth
Greenery Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Midori no hi)


This is the day For friendship with nature.
Between 1989 and 2006, it was on April twenty-ninth.
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Constitution Memorial Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY

5/3 - May third
Constitution Memorial Day - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Kenpo Kinen-bi)


Celebrate the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan.
It is a part of "Golden Week"; Japanese consective holidays.
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Pencil Day

5/2 - May second
Pencil Day
(Enpitsu Kinen-bi)


The first Japanese pencil factory was founded at Shinjuku, Tokyo on the day in 1886.
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