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Shūbun no Hi (秋分の日 – Autumnal Equinox Day)

  • Shūbun no Hi


    Today, September 23rd, 2023, is Shūbun no HI (秋分の日 – “Autumnal Equinox Day”) in Japan.

    On This day, the length of day and night becomes almost equal, as on Shunbun no Hi (春分の日 – “Vernal Equinox Day”), around March 20th.

    Shūbun no HI is a national holiday to honor ancestors and remember the deceased.

    Therefore, Japanese people often visit graves and clean Buddhist altars around that day.

    Incidentally, in 2023, three national holidays, including Shūbun no Hi, fall on Saturdays, making it a year with fewer holidays than usual.

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