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The Japanese school year begins in April. The first term runs to around July 20, when summer vacation begins. Kids return to school in early September for the second term, which lasts until about December 25. The final term begins in early January and continues to late March.
Summer vacation at most Japanese public elementary and middle schools now starts on Marine Day on July 20 and usually lasts for around six weeks through the end of August.
The second term of the school year, which includes such big events as field day and the school festival, comes to an end in December. In most Japanese middle schools, finals begin toward the end of November and are usually held over three days, covering nine subjects: English, math, Japanese, science, social studies, physical education, home economics, music, and art.
Public elementary and middle schools are closed on national holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Japanese schools have three semesters, separated by vacations.
School Holidays in Japan 2020-2021
*All dates are subject to errors and changes
|Spring Holidays||from 27-03-2019|
|Constitution Memorial Day||03-05-2020|
|Constitution Memorial Day (observed)||06-05-2020|
|Summer Holidays||from 20-07-2020|
|Autumnal Equinox Day||23-09-2020|
|Labor Thanksgiving Day||23-11-2020|
|Winter Holidays||from 25-12-2020|
|Coming of Age Day||13-01-2021||Second Monday in January|
|National Foundation Day||11-02-2021|
|Vernal Equinox Day||21-03-2021|
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