Japan's National Holiday - Culture Day

Japanese paper umbrella. Japanese Culture Day. Bunka no Hi. Japan's national holiday. Japanese blog. Murasaki Cosmetics.



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Today is a national holiday in Japan, it’s called Culture Day. Culture Day in Japan is celebrated every year on November 3. On this day Japanese people celebrates to pay respects to the traditional culture and arts of Japan and to promote the love of freedom and peace. Culture day is also known as Bunka no Hi (文化の日) in Japanese. Culture day was established in 1948.

November 3 has always been a national holiday/an important day in Japan. It was the birthday of late Emperor Meiji. Emperor Meiji ruled Japan from 1867 – 1912. In 1927, this day was declared a national holiday known as Meiji Setsu to give respect to the late Emperor. This was later changed to Culture Day.

How to celebrate Culture Day?

If you are in Japan, there are a lot of famous events on this day include parades and festivals, such as the Feudal Lord’s Parade, which showcases the clothing and traditions of the Edo-era in Japan. Not only in Tokyo but also across the country, local governments often organize various parades. It's a great day to delve into the rich history and culture of Japan as most museums in Tokyo and across the rest of the country are open for free on Culture Day.

If you would like to celebrate this day from outside Japan, you can do something Japanese like eat some Japanese food with Japanese tableware, do a Japanese tea ceremony or take a famous origami lesson, an art form that Japan is extremely well known for.

 

Origami crane. Famous Japanese art. Japanese paper. Murasaki Cosmetics. Japanese skincare shop Europe
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