Updated: February 27, 2019
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What is the Greenery Day in Japan?

Greenery Day, or Midori no Hi (みどりの日), is a day to celebrate nature all over Japan.

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Greenery Day is a national holiday in Japan, celebrated as a day to commune with nature and be grateful for its blessings.

Held since 2007 on May 4th, it stems from the celebration of the Emperor Shōwa's birthday on April 29.

In 1989, following the ascension of the current Emperor Akihito, the name of the holiday was changed from "Birthday of the Emperor" to "Greenery Day".
The renaming of the day is surrounded by a bit of controversy. Emperor Hirohito was in power during the wartime, so in order not to directly mention his name, and at the same time acknowledge his love for plants, the date became "Greenery Day".

Since 2007 Greenery Day has been moved from April 29th to May 4th, extending the celebrations of the Golden Week.
Golden Week is also rice planting season and when the first crop of green tea is harvested.

This year, with the ascension of the new Emperor on May 1st, Japan will have an unprecedented 10 day holiday!

So with all that time to relax and celebrate, let's all remember to revere nature and give thanks for all its blessings!
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