Hello again, friends! If we talk about holidays in Japan that are celebrated to honour the emperors of Japan, then Showa day comes up as one of the most important holidays celebrated in Japan. The Showa Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 29 in 2019. It is annually celebrated on April 29 every year. This holiday marks the birth anniversary of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito), the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989.
What is Greenery day in Japan
Greenery day is celebrated in Japan on May 4 every year. This is a special day as it is a reminder for people to appreciate the beauty of nature and work towards preserving it. Earlier, before 1988, when Emperor Hirohito died, it was celebrated on his birthday, i.e., on April 29 every year due to his love for nature. But since then, its date has been shifted to May 4 every year.
Golden Week in Japan
In fact, Showa Day is the first holiday in what is called the Golden Week of Japan. It is so because four public holidays fall in the period of a week. The other important holidays which falls within this week are Constitutional Memorial Holiday (on May 3, 2019) and Greenery Day (on May 4, 2019).