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Health and Sports Day (Taiiku no Hi)

  • Health and Sports Day


    Today is Health and Sports Day (Taiiku no hi), and is a holiday for many Japanese people.

    According to the laws related to national holidays in Japan, Health and Sports Day is “to enjoy sports and foster healthy bodies.”

    This holiday is established in 1966 to memorialize the Tokyo Olympic Games held in 1964.

    Initially, Health and Sports Day was October 10th, which is the opening day of the Tokyo Olympic Games, but it is the second Monday of October today.

    Also, I heard that the second Monday of October is “Columbus Day” for many states of the US, and it is gorgeously celebrated.

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