Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day, also known as Adult Day, is a public holiday in Japan, and it is observed on the second Monday of January each year.

Coming of Age Day is to welcome new adults into society, and to honour those who have reached the age of 20 between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of the current year. In Japan, people are officially considered adults when reaching the age of 20.

Coming of Age Day is one of the people's most important days, not only because of the expanding human rights, but also the increased responsibilities. Women usually wear traditional clothes furisode, and men nowadays usually wear formal western suits during the ceremony.

The ceremony often takes place in the community hall or the school's gym, and young adults often celebrate in groups by drinking after the ceremony.

The following is the list of Coming of Age Day from 2022 to 2026.

Coming of Age DayJan 10, 2022Monday
Coming of Age DayJan 09, 2023Monday
Coming of Age DayJan 08, 2024Monday
Coming of Age DayJan 13, 2025Monday
Coming of Age DayJan 12, 2026Monday

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