Tag Archives: Showa Day
This Japanese holiday originally honoured the Showa emperor Hirohito (born April 29th, 1901), who was Japan’s emperor from 1926 to 1989. Since his death it still constitutes a day off, but is not as widely celebrated as the other three national spring holidays that fall close together and make up Japan’s Golden Week.
Here are some April celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. April Fool’s Day (April 1st, various countries) Maundy Thursday (April 2nd, Christian communities worldwide) International Children’s Book Day (April 2nd, Multi-Country) World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd, worldwide) Good Friday (April 3rd, Christian communities worldwide) Passover (April 3rd -11th, Israel & […]