Tag: Japan holidays

Japan Calendar 2013

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Japan Calendar 2013 Japan’s holidays are centered not just around mindless celebrations, but more on making the Japanese all-rounded individuals, as seen in the list below.   Ganjitsu New Year’s Day – The Japanese, despite their strict adherence to tradition and their own language, have to bend to international decorum when it comes to observing [...]

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Takayama Festival – 高山祭 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Twice a Year, Twice the Fun at the Takayama Festival 2013 Takayama Festival 2013  高山祭 (Takayama Matsuri) When: April 14 to 15 and October 9 to 10 2013 Where: Takayama, Japan History: The origin of the Takayama Festival is unknown. However, the festival is believed to have started during the reign of the Kanamori family. [...]

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Sapparo Snow Festival 2013 – Japan

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ice Castles and Dazzling Princesses in Sapparo Snow Festival, Japan Sapparo Snow Festival 2013-(さっぽろ雪まつり )Sapporo Yuki-matsuri-2013 When it happens: February 5 – 11 2013 Where it happens: Sapparo, Japan History: The Sapparo Snow Festival, Japan began in the year 1950 when six high school students built snow statues in Odori park. After 5 years, the [...]

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Obon 2012

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Obon 2012-  When: Mid-July in eastern Japan and mid-August in western Japan  Where: Japan   History: O-bon 2012 is the Japanese version of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. Both festivals actually originated in India and adapted cultural overtones when they crossed boundaries. In the Japanese version, a Buddhist monk named Mokuren had a vision that [...]

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Tanabata Festival 2012

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hoping Wishes to Come True on Tanabata Festival 2012, Japan             Tanabata is a star festival celebrated by the Japanese to commemorate the reunion of the deities Hikoboshi and Orihime. Tanabata means “Evening of the Seventh” which represents the meeting of the star-crossed lovers on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. According to [...]

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