K-12 Outreach for Japanese Culture: Japan's Celebrations

This guide is designed for K to 12 instructors who teach Japanese culture and traditions.

About This Page


There are various celebrations and rituals that follow the lunar calendar in Japan. Variation are seen depending on the area or the family, however, there are also things that are in common. In this page, we will introduce annual celebrations that are still being celebrated, along with traditional foods or sweets and songs that are deeply related to that holiday.  

Books on Japanese Celebrations

Books on Wagashi

Links to January through May

Links to July to December