National Holidays in Japan 5

2010/08/31 Tue 16:02

November 23rd is KINROU KANSHA NO HI(Labor Thanks-ginving Day) in Japan.
This day was set aside to recognize the importance of labor and to express our
gratitude to working people.
Farmers celebrate the rice harvest on this day. Formerly, this was the day for
Harvest Festival held in the Imperial Household, in which the Emperor dedicated the
newly harvested rice of the year to the gods and thanked them for the good harvest
had granted us.

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