Wednesday, 29 April 2015

April 29- Showa Day (Showa no hi)

The first national holiday during “Golden Week” falls on 29 April. The date marks the birthday of the Showa Emperor, Hirohito. It is known as showa-no-hi (Showa Day). In Japanese calendar, Emperor’s birthday is a national holiday. During showa period, the birthday of the Emperor Hirohito falls on 29th April. Hirohito had the longest reign in Japan.

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