In Japan, Everyday is a special day!

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

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Einstein Day

6/30 - June twenty-thirtieth
Einstein Day
(Ainshutain no hi)

On the day in 1905, Albert Einstein publicized "special theory of relativity", the early phase of "general theory of relativity".
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Beatles Anniversary

6/29 - June twenty-nineth
Beatles Anniversary
(Biitoruzu Kinen-bi)

On the day in 1966, The Beatles first visited to Japan. They played at Budokan five times in three days.
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Chiken Day

6/28 - June twenty-eighth
Chiken Day
(Niwatori no hi)


2 is pronounced "Ni, and 8 sometime pronounced "Wa" in Japanese. So the day is named Niwatori(chiken) no hi.
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Speech Day

6/27 - June twenty-seventh
Speech Day
(Enzetsu no hi)


The first Japanese speech meeting was held on the day in 1874. One of the speaker was Yukichi Fukuzawa, founder of the Keio University.
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Open-air Bath Day

6/26 - June twenty-sixth
Open-air Bath Day
(Rotenburo no hi)


6 sounds similar to "Ro, and 26 sounds similar to "Bu-ro" in Japanese. So the day is named Rotenburo no hi.
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Housing Day

6/25 - June twenty-fifth
Housing Day
(Juutaku dei)


The day was Established in 1978 by National Federation of Construction Workers' Unions. 6/25 is the Antoni Gaudi's birthday.
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UFO Day

6/24 - June twenty-forth
UFO Day
(Yuuhou no hi)

The first UFO(unidentified flying object) sighting was recorded on the day in 1944 at Oregon, U.S.
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Okinawa Memorial Day

6/23 - June twentythird

Okinawa Memorial Day
(Okinawa Irei no hi)


Late days of the Pacific war, Okinawa was the centrer of the field battle. Around the 200,000 was killed and the day was set for memorial days.
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Bowling Day

6/22 - June twentysecond

Bowling Day
(Bouringu no hi)


Bowling is a sport enjoyed by many people no matter age, sex or country. Japan is also bowling-faivor country.
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Snack Day

6/21 - June twentyfirst
Snack Day
(Sunakku-gashi no hi)


The day was derived by Japanese old days of summer solstice. Early years on solstices, Japanese people ate foods looks like snack around this time of year.
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Port of Tokyo Opening Anniversary

6/20 - June twentiethth
Port of Tokyo Opening Anniversary
(Tokyo-kou Kaikou Kinenbi)


After Great Kanto earthquake, Tokyo thought that they needs big port. On the day in 1941, Shibaura and Takeshiba ports were completed and Tokyo Port was opened.
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Recite Day

6/19 - June nineteenth
Recite Day
(Roudoku no hi)


6 sounds similar to "Rou, 10 sounds similar to "Do" and 9 sounds similar to "Ku"in Japanese. So the day is named Roudoku, Reciste Day.
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Emigration Day

6/18 - June eighteenth
Emigration Day
(Kaigai Ijuu no hi)


On the day in 1908, the first Japanese emigrants to Brazil arrived at Port Santos.
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Police Officer Day

6/17 - June seventeenth
Police Officer Day
(Omawari-san no hi)


On the day in 1874, police officer organization was established in Japan. The first police box was opened the same year.
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Japanese-style Confectionery Day

6/16 - June sixteenth
Japanese-style Confectionery Day
(Wagashi no hi)


Wagashi is a general term for traditional Japanese confectionery usually served with Japanese tea. The day was established on 1979.
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Summer Greeting Card Day

6/15 - June fifteenth
Summer Greeting Card Day
(Shotyu Mimai no hi)


Lots of Japanese people send the greeting card around July. The first specialized card for this greeting was sold on the day in 1950.
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Diary Day

6/14 - June fourteenth
Diary Day
(Nikki no hi)


Anne Frank, the world most well-know diary's author started writing her diary on the day in 1047. The diary was kept writing till the day August first 1944....
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Small Kindness Day

6/13 - June thirteenth
Small Kindness Day
(Chiisana Shinsetsu no hi)


"Small Kindness Movement" was organized on the day in 1963. One of the starters, Dr. Seiji Kaya, President of Tokyo University in his speech to the graduates encoouraged, "I want all of you to bravely practice small kindness" and the movement prevailed among the nation.
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Bazaar Aniversary

6/12 - June twelfth
Bazaar Aniversary
(Bazaa Kinen-bi)


Japanese first bazaar held on the day in 1884 at Rokumei-kan for three days. It gathered 12,000 people.
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National Bank Opening Day

6/11 - June eleventh
National Bank Opening Day
(Kokuritsu Ginkoh Kaisetsu no hi)


On the day in 1873, Daiichi Kokuritsu Bank(now called Mizuho Bank) was opened. Even thou, the name had "National", it wasn't national, just a private bank.
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Milk Caramel Day

6/10 - June tenth
Milk Caramel Day
(Miruku Kyarameru no hi)


On the day in 1913, Morinaga & Company, Ltd. started selling "Morinaga Milk Caramel". Morinaga started business since August 15, 1899.
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Rock Day

6/9 - June ninth
Rock Day
(Rokku no hi)


Rock on the this day means Rock'n'Roll, not the rock on the mountain or somewhere. Basically it's just the pun that 6 is called "Ro" and 9 is called "Ku".
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Ohnaruto Bridge Open Anniversary

6/8 - June eighth
Ohnaruto Bridge Open Anniversary
(Ohnarutokyoh Kaitsuh Kinen-bi)


On the day in 1985, Ohnaruto Bridge opened and connected Kobe with Naruto, Tokushima, Japan.
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Mothers Assembly Anniversary

6/7 - June seventh
Mothers Assembly Anniversary
(Hahaoya Taikai Kinen-bi)


On the day in 1955, Japan First Mothers Assembly was held under the slogan of "Let's get together hand in hand for life.
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Mr. Cook Day

6/6 - June sixth
Mr. Cook Day
(Kokku san no hi)


June sixth is used in the lyric of the Japanese famouse children song "Pretty Mr. Cook (Kawaii Kokku san)"

Here's the Pretty Mr. Cook
Pretty Mr Cook

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World Environment Day

6/5 - June fifth
World Environment Day
(Kankyoh no hi)


The World Environment Day (WED) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The UN uses WED to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.
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Insect Day

6/4 - June forth
Insect Day
(Mushi no hi)


6 sounds similar to "Mu", 4 sounds similar to "Shi" in Japanese. So the day is named Mushi no hi.
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Measurement Day

6/3 - June third
Measurement Day
(Sokuryoh no hi)


For publicity work, the day was established by the Ministry of Construction on the day in 1989, forty years later of the publication of Survey Law.
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Alley Day

6/2 - June second
Alley Day
(Roji no hi)


6 is pronounced "Ro", 2 is pronounced "Ji", and pur them together sounds RoJi, meaning alley, or lane.
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Yokohama and Nagasaki Port Open Anniversary

6/2 - June second
Yokohama and Nagasaki Port Open Anniversary
(Yokohama-kou, Nagasaki-kou Kaikoh Kinen-bi)


Yokohama Port in Kanagawa pref. and Nagasaki Port in Nagasaki pref. opend on the day in 1858 because of the The Treaty of Amity and Commerce between U.S. and Japan.
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