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山の日 Yama no Hi, August 11

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Photo: Mt. Chokai in Akita Prefecture. ©Akita Prefecture©JNTO

 

Japan to introduce a new national holiday called Mountain Day (山の日 Yama no Hi) on August 11, taking the annual tally to 16. As a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday, Mountain Day, which will start from 2016, is part of the plan to ease the problem of Japanese overwork and to celebrate all things mountain-related.

 

Accordingly to the proposed amendment to the Act on National Holidays, Mountain Day is to ‘create an opportunity for people to get familiar to mountains and appreciate blessings’.

 

Mt. Yotei in Hokkaido Prefecture. ©JNTO

 

Mt. Hakkai in Niigata Prefecture. ©JNTO

 

Mt. Fuji. ©JNTO

 

New Public Holiday

Name: Mountain Day (Yama no Hi)

Date: 11 August

From: 2016

 

 

Source: Cabinet Office Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

 

Photos: ©JNTOPosted by Lester Boey in Around Asia on 19 Aug 2014

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