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, as well as “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 the adults||Always on 2. Monday in January|
|11. February||Foundation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)||National Foundation Day||Saturday|
|20. March||Vernal Equinox Day (shunbun no hi)||Spring Day- equinox||Tuesday|
|29. April||Showa Day (Shōwa no hi)||Shōwa-Tag (previous Kaiser)||Sunday|
|30. April||Substitute holiday (furikae kyūjitsu)||Substitute holiday||Monday|
|3. Mai||Constitution Day (Kempo kinenbi)||Constitution Day||Thursday|
|4. Mai||Greenery Day (midori no hi)||Greenery Day||Friday|
|5. Mai||Children's Day (kodomo no hi)||Children's Day||Saturday|
|16. July||Marine Day (umi no hi)||World Oceans Day||Always on 3. Monday in July|
|17. September||Respect-for-the-Aged Day (keirō no hi)||Day of respect for old people||Always on 3. Monday in September|
|22. September||Autumnal Equinox Day (shūbun no hi)||Autumn Day- equinox||Saturday|
|8. October||Sports Day (taiiku no hi)||Tag Sports||Always on 2. Monday in October|
|3. November||Culture Day (bunka no hi)||Culture Day||Saturday|
|23. November||Labor Thanksgiving Day (rōdō kansha no hi)||Labor Thanksgiving Day||Friday|
|23. Dezember||Emperor's Birthday (tennō tanjōbi)||Tennō Birthday||Sunday|
|24. Dezember||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.