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National Foundation Day

Japan National Foundation Day is celebrated annually on February 11th each year. The holiday celebrates the founding of Japan and allows its citizens to reflect and be thankful for their nation.

Celebration\ Observance

The day is used by its citizens to be proud and aware of its founding. National Foundation day is a national holiday with government and many businesses closed.

History

The holiday has it roots as early as 660 BC February 11 under the lunar calendar, but later in 1873 Japan switched over to the Gregorian calendar. After World War 2 the holiday was removed and then later reinstated in 1966 as a national holiday