Thank you for joining us at our Annual Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival June 25 (Sat) & June 26 (Sun) this year!
3rd Monday of July, 7/18/2016
Ocean Day was first designated on July 20, 1941 to commemorate the return of the Meiji Emperor 明治天皇 on that day in 1876, from his voyage to the Tohoku region and Hokkaido via steamship. It didn’t become a public holiday until 1996, and the purpose of the holiday was also changed from giving thanks for the blessings of the ocean, to reflecting upon the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.
Umi no hi 海の日 also marks the beginning of the summer vacation period as many schools and school districts will finish their first term of the year.
Source: Gaijinpot.com; Wikipedia.org
Photo courtesy: Joyce Ogasawara
Happy Natsu Matsuri, Del Rey – by Argonaut News 6.24.2015
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