HABIBI JAPAN

The only WEB site which connects
500 million People in MENA to "REAL JAPAN"

  • BUSINESS MATCHING
  • ONLINE SHOPPING
  • JAPAN TOURISM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • google+
  • Instagram
  • Email

‘Umi no hi’ – Marine Day Celebration

  • Jul 24, 2015
  • by Alina

Culture ALL

1

Marine Day, also known as ‘Ocean Day’ or ‘Sea Day’, is a Japanese national holiday celebrated by Japanese people every third Monday of July.

Although it did not become an official holiday until 1996, the holiday was established in 1941, to commemorate the return of the Meji Emperor (Japan’s 122nd emperor) from his voyage to the northern Japan.

2

The emperor sailed from Aomori to the port of Yokohama aboard Meiji-Maru, a steam ship built in Scotland. Today, the Meiji-Maru remains the oldest surviving iron ship and an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

3

Every year, Japanese people take this day to give thanks for the blessings of the ocean and to pray for Japan’s success as a maritime nation.

Because it is the first national holiday of the summer, Marine Day is often associated with the beginning of the summer and so, many people head for a relaxing day at the beach and swimming in the ocean. Those who wish to stay in the city can participate at special events held at aquariums and other water related attractions.

4

5

Events related to the ocean are held all over Japan. One major event is the Lantern Festival in Odaiba Marine Park, in Tokyo. Each year volunteers line up hundreds of beautiful paper lanterns on the beach and lit them up, creating a wonderful relaxing atmosphere.

6

Since recent years, Marine Day has been also used to raise awareness about the maritime environment and keeping the oceans clean. The holiday brings together many seaside communities who spend the day cleaning up the nearby beaches.

Be sure not to miss this wonderful unique event if you happen to visit Japan in July.

Ad
Sponsor
  • halal
  • J-mobile 4G Wifi lental in Japan
  • arafes - Arabian festival -
Latest news
1

Culture Apr 20, 2016

Touch screen menus

1

Tourism Apr 13, 2016

Shibuya – the world’s busiest crossing.

O1

Food Apr 5, 2016

Onigiri – a delicious Japanese snack

4

Tourism Apr 4, 2016

Japanese Traditional Ritsurin Garden

160319

Culture Mar 19, 2016

مدرب منتخب اليابان لكرة القدم للسيدات: السنوات التي قضيتها مع بطلات العالم كنز لي

Hina

Culture Feb 29, 2016

Let’s choose the most beautiful doll for Hinamatsuri

Facebook
Twitter