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Japanese Festival and Events Vocabulary in Japanese

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Japanese Festival and Events Vocabulary in Japanese
Date
Event
15 January Seijin no hi (Coming of Age day)
3 February Setsubun (Bean throwing festival)
14 February Valentines Day
14 March White Day
3 March Hina matsuri (Girl's day)
5 May Kodomo no hi(Children's day)
7 July Tanabata (Star festival)
July to August Hanabi (Summer fireworks)
6 August Genbaku anniversary (Hiroshima atomic bomb)
13 to 16 August Obon (Spirit festival)
2nd Monday in October Taiiku no hi (Sports day)
September and October Otsukimi (Moon viewing festival)
15th November Shichi go san (Happiness and health day)
December Christmas and New Year
FESTIVAL AND EVENT VOCABULARY LIST
まつり
祭り
Festival

あきまつり
秋祭り
Autumn Festival / Fall Festival

たんじょうび
誕生日
Birthday

おぼん お盆
Bon Festival (mid August)

はなまつり
花祭り
Buddha's birthday festival (April 8th)

とうろうながし
灯篭流し
Ceremony in which Paper Lanterns are floated down a River (August 15/16)

はなみ
花見
Cherry Blossom Viewing

こどものひ
子供の日
Children's Day (May 5th)

クリスマス
Christmas

せいじんしき
成人式
Coming-of-Age Ceremony

せいねんしき
成年式
Coming-of-Age Ceremony

ぶんかのひ
文化の日
Culture Day (November 3)

ぶんかさい
文化祭
Culture Festival / Arts Festival

ひなまつり
雛祭り
Doll's Festival (March 3rd)

せんきょ
選挙
Election

ぎょうじ
行事
Event

はなび
花火
Firework

そうしき
葬式
Funeral

ゴールデンウイーク
Golden Week (Early May Holiday Season in Japan)

ちちのひ
父の日
Father's Day

しちごさん
七五三
Festival for 3-year-old Boys and Girls, 5-year-old Boys and 7-year-old Girls (November 15)

そつぎょうしき
卒業式
Graduation Ceremony

みどりのひ
緑の日
Greenery Day (April 29)

ハロウィーン
Halloween

ははのひ
母の日
Mother's Day

しょうがつ
正月
New Year / New Year's Day

おおみそか
大晦日
New Year's Eve (December 31st)

ゆきまつり
雪祭り
Snow Festival

はるまつり
春祭り
Spring Festival

なつまつり
夏祭り

なつやすみ
夏休み
Summer Vacation

たなばた
The Star Festival (July 7th)

ほしまつり
星祭り
The Star Festival (July 7th)

バレンタインデー
Valentine's Day

けっこんしき
結婚式
Wedding Ceremony

ふゆやすみ
冬休み
Winter Vacation

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