Mountain Day

Good morning of Mountain Day 2018!

I love browsing Japan’s Google doodles. Here are two that celebrate Mountain Day, a public holiday that falls on August 11th, which is today. (There is no doodle this year.)

In 2016, Japan established a yet another (16th) public holiday, Mountain Day. Japan is a mountainous country (about 70% of land is in the mountains) and therefore mountains are a very good example of the country’s beautiful nature. The holiday is supposed to relieve workers, which is a great idea in a country of notoriously long working hours, and encourage to spend time (and money) with their families.


Read much more in the very well-written 2016 BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37030868

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