I understand that it is Thanks Giving Day today but in Japan it is “Labour Thanks Giving Day”!
“Labour Thanks Giving Day” is a national holiday and it is
“For people who work, appreciate each other’s work”.
Since Japan is an agriculture country,
Japan had a custom of thanking harvest to God.
It started from Asuka period(592~710).
The meaning is close to Thanks Giving Day but a bit different!
Second Monday of October is called “Tai ku no hi(体育の日)” in JAPAN!
What does it mean?
It means “Sports Day”!!!
In1964, Tokyo Olympic started on October 10th.
In Japan, there is a day called “Un dou kai(運動会)”.
It is a day to play sports in Junior, Senior and High School!
Do you have “Un dou kai(運動会)” in your country?
Today is Syubun no hi(秋分の日)!
In Japan, today is Syubun no hi(秋分の日), holiday!
Since today is Saturday, Monday will be holiday!
Today is 敬老の日(Kei-rou no hi) in Japan!
“敬” = respect
“老” = the old
This is a day to thank the Japanese elders who have dedicated their life for society for long time.
Mainly, you call your grandparents, parents and thank them!
Today is MARINE DAY in JAPAN!
Did you know that there is a holiday called “Marine Day” in JAPAN?
It is on the Monday of 3rd week of July.
In the Japanese law it is said that to thank the sea and hope the flourish of Japan surrounded of the sea.
Japan is the only country which has Marine day as a holiday!
Did you know???
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