The constellation, in the 2012 plays on Japanese workers, thank God there are only about every 30 years. Unfortunately, there is next year so far. And then again only in 2040.
The Japanese holidays – There are two different types. The traditional holidays such as New Year's, sowie “artificial” Holidays such as the Day of the Sea, for example,. The latter are often not accurate to date, but a system such as “the third Monday in September”. Fortunately, we introduced in Japan several years ago but a clever scheme: If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday a public holiday. If the day falls on a Saturday, however,, one simply has bad luck. And as this 2012 four times the case is, you have to do it with just a bad year.
An overview of the holidays 2012 – gray stands for Holidays, the 2012 fall on a weekend:
|1. January||New Year's Day (gantan)||New Year||Sunday|
|2. January||Substitute holiday (furikae kyūjitsu)||Substitute holiday||Monday|
|9. January||Coming-of-Age Day (Seijin no hi)||Day of adult||Always on 2. Monday in January|
|11. February||The date of the founding remember の (Kenkoku Kinen no hi)||National Foundation Day||Saturday|
|20. März||Vernal Equinox の (shunbun no hi)||Spring Day- and equinox||Tuesday|
|29. April||Showa Day (Shōwa no hi)||Showa-Tag (prior Emperor)||Sunday|
|30. April||Substitute holiday (furikae kyūjitsu)||Substitute holiday||Monday|
|3. More||Constitution Day (kempo kinenbi)||Constitution Day||Thursday|
|4. More||Greenery Day (midori no hi)||Greenery Day||Friday|
|5. More||Children's Day (kodomo no hi)||Children's Day||Saturday|
|16. July||Marine Day (umi no hi)||Day of the Sea||Always on 3. Monday in July|
|17. September||The respect for the elderly の (keirō no hi)||Day of respect for old people||Always on 3. Montag im September|
|22. September||Autumnal Equinox の (shūbun no hi)||Autumn Day- and equinox||Saturday|
|8. October||Sports の (taiiku no hi)||Sports Day||Always on 2. Monday in October|
|3. November||The culture の (Bunka no hi)||Day of culture||Saturday|
|23. November||Labor Thanksgiving Day (rōdō kansha no hi)||Day of thanksgiving for the work||Friday|
|23. December||Emperor's Birthday (Tenno tanjōbi)||Tennō Birthday||Sunday|
|24. December||Substitute holiday (furikae kyūjitsu)||Substitute holiday||Monday|
In memory: And, There are many, some of them quite strange Holidays in Japan. The government wanted to force some years ago, that workers, because they have no right to take vacation or get, occasionally can rest. The sad fact is, still propagated that many companies simply ignore Holidays.