Monthly Archives: October 2020

Labor Thanksgiving Day

Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日, Kinrō Kansha no Hi) is a national holiday in Japan celebrated on November 23 of each year. The law establishing the holiday cites it as an occasion to commemorate labor and production and give one other thanks. Events are held throughout Japan, one such being the Nagano Labor Festival. The event encourages thinking about the environment, peace and human rights. Early-grade elementary students often create drawings for the holiday and

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Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three Day)

Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. “Seven-Five-Three”) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old (and less commonly three-year-old) boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend. History Shichi-Go-San is said to have originated in the Heian period amongst court

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Culture Day in Japan

Culture Day (文化の日, Bunka no Hi) is a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. Festivities typically include art exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for distinguished artists and scholars. History Culture Day was first held in 1948, to commemorate the announcement of the post-war Japanese constitution on November 3, 1946. November 3 was first celebrated as a national holiday in 1868, when it

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All Saint’s Day

All Saints’ Day is an important day in many Catholic countries. As the Philippines is the world’s third-largest Catholic country, the country celebrates it with gusto. Traditionally, All Saints’ Day marks a Roman Catholic holiday that celebrates saints who were not awarded their own feast days. It also marks a celebration of the lives of the deceased. All Saints’ Day

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November Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 8 C (46 F) 1 C (34 F) 45% 45% 40% 35% Tokyo 17 C (63 F) 10 C (50 F) 25% 20% 55% 60% Takayama 13 C (55 F) 2 C (36 F) 35% 35% 45% 40% Osaka 17 C (63 F) 10 C (50 F) 20% 20% 60% 60% Fukuoka 18 C (64 F) 10 C (50 F)

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