JAPAN NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

January
1 New Year (正月)
11 Adults Day(成人の日)
February
11 Japan Day(建国記念日)
March
20 Start of Spring (春分の日)
21 Holiday (振替休日)

 

April
29 Showa Day (昭和の日)
May
3 Constitution Day (憲法記念日)
4 Green Day (緑の日)
5 Childrens Day (子供に日)

June
July

18 Ocean Day (海の日)

July
18 Ocean Day (海の日)

August
11 Mountain Day (山の日)

September
18 Seniors Day (敬老の日)
19 Holiday (国民の休日)
22 Start of Autumn (秋分の日)

October
10 Physical Fitness Day (体育の日)

November
3 Culture Day (文化の日)
23 Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日)

December
23 Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日)

JAPAN EVENTS/FESTIVALS

January
First Sunrise (初日の出)
First Temple Visit (初詣)
First Dream (初夢)
First Calligraphy (書初め)
1-7 7 Gods (七福神)
7 Jinjitsu Festival (人日の節句)
11 Breaking of Mochi(鏡開き)
February
3 Setsubun(節分)
4 立春
8 Chinese New Year
14 Valentines Day

March
3 Girls Day(桃の節句)
Hina Dolls(雛人形)
14 White Day
17 Higan (お彼岸)
April
8 Flower Festival (花祭り)
May
New Tea (新茶)
Tango Festival (端午の節句)
Flying Carp (鯉のぼり)
Shobu Bath (菖蒲湯)
10 Mother’s Day (Carnation)
June
19 Father’s Day (White Roses)
21 Start of Summer (夏至)
July
7 Tanabata (七夕)
Star Festival (星祭)
Ochugen (お中元)
30 Eel Day (土用の丑)
August
15 Obon (お盆)
13 Welcome Light (迎え火)
14-15 Spirits Stay
16 Send Off Light (送り火)
Obon Dance (盆踊り)
September
9 Choyo Festival (重陽の節句)
Chrysanthemum (菊の花)
15 Moon Festival (十五夜) (中秋の名月)
Japanes Pampas Grass (すすき)
October
13 Moon Festival (十三夜)
November
15 7・5・3 (七五三)
December
Oseibo (お歳暮)
21 Start of Winter (冬至)
Yuzu Bath (柚子湯)
25 Christmas (クリスマス)

RELATED COOKING

January
Osechi, Zouni, Otoso (お節、雑煮、お屠蘇)
7  Herbs Porridge(7草粥)
Mochi Hana (餅花)
Oshiruko/Zenzai (お汁粉・ぜんざい)
February
Soy Bean/Futomaki (豆まき・太巻き)
March
Chirashi Sushi/Hamaguri Soup
(散らし寿司・蛤のお吸い物)
White Sake/Diamond Mochi/ Arare/Red Bean Rice
(白酒・菱餅・あられ・赤飯)
Botan Mochi (牡丹餅)
April
May
Kashiwa Mochi/Chimaki/Shobu
Sake/Red Bean Rice
(柏餅・ちまき・菖蒲の酒・赤飯)
June
Octopus (タコ)
July
Cold Tofu/Barley Tea/Somen
(冷奴・麦茶・素麺)
Eel (鰻)
August
Ohagi (お萩)
Fire Works(花火大会)
Festival(お祭り)
September
Red Bean Rice (赤飯)
Chrysanthemum Sake(菊酒)
Chestnut Rice(栗ごはん)
Dango (お団子)
Ohagi (お萩)
October
Dango, Manju, Chestnut, Edamame
(団子、饅頭、栗、枝豆)
November
Chitose Candy (千歳飴)
Red Bean Rice (赤飯)
December
Japanese Pumpkin
(かぼちゃ)
Hot Pot
(鍋料理)
Porridge
(冬至粥)
Year End Soba/Mochitsuki
(年越しそば・餅つき)

JAA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

January
8 – Movie Matinee
Craft Making
30 – Mochi and Manju Making
 
February
5 – Movie Matinee
6 – Mochi and Manju Making
19 – 21 – Asian Celebration
 
March
4 – Movie Matinee
Board Meeting
 
April
1 – Movie Matinee
Cooking Class/
Plant Exchange
 
May
6 – Movie Matinee
7 – JAA General Membership Meeting and Board Meeting:  12:00 Potluck at Yujin Gakuen 250 Silver Lane.
13 – Children’s Day and Asian Kite Festival at Yujin Gakuen 250 Silver Lane: 12:00 – 4:00.
 
June
3 – Movie Matinee
19, 20, 26, 27 – Obon Dance practices will be held at the UO Longhouse 6:30
27-28 – Obon Dance Practices
 
July
3, 10 and 11 – Obon Dance practices will be held at the UO Longhouse 6:30
8 – Movie Matinee
5, 12, 18, 19, 25, 25 – Obon Dance Practice
15 – Obon Taiko Festival 5:00 – 9:00  Alton Baker Park
 
August
5 – Movie Matinee
 
September
3 – Hiking + BBQ
9 – Movie Matinee
18 – Fall Pot Luck
Board Meeting
 
October
7 – Movie Matinee
Cooking Class/Potluck
 
November
4 – Movie Matinee
 
December
2 – Movie Matinee
4 – Holiday Pot Luck
Board Meeting
Mochi Tsuki
OTHER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

January
8 Kanikapila
15 Aloha Friday
TAE Potluck
February
12 Kanikapila
19-21 Asian Celebration
19 Aloha Friday
TAE Potluck
March
11 Kanikapila
18 Aloha Friday
TAE Potluck
April
8 Kanikapila
15 Aloha Friday
17-19 Disorient Film Festival
TAE Potluck
29-May 1 Disorient Film Festival

May
7 Children’s Day Festival
13 Kanikapila
14 Kite Festival
20 Aloha Friday
TAE Potluck
June
10 Kanikapila
17 Aloha Friday
July
8 Kanikapila
15 Aloha Friday
Rites of Passage
August
6 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration
12 Kanikapila
PAA Summer Picnic
19 Aloha Friday
September
9 Kanikapila
16 Aloha Friday
Moon Festival
October
14 Kanikapila
21 Aloha Friday
November
11 Kanikapila
18 Aloha Friday
December
PAA Christmas Celebration

 

Longevity Celebration (長寿のお祝い)
60 Kanreki (還暦) Red Color 88 Beiju (米寿) Yellow Color
70 Koki (古希) Purple Color 90 Sotsuju (卒寿) White Color
77 Kiju (喜寿) Purple Color 91 Hakuju (白寿) White Color
80 Sanju (傘寿) Yellow Color 100 Joju (上寿)

2016 Calendar