Monthly Archives: September 2016

TEC Holiday, 22 September, 2016: Autumnal Equinox Day (秋分の日 Shūbun no hi)

Autumnal Equinox Day (秋分の日 Shūbun no Hi) is a public holiday in Japan that usually occurs on September 22 or 23, the date of Southward equinox in Japan Standard Time (autumnal equinox can occur on different dates for different timezones).  Due to the necessity of recent astronomical measurements, the … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 19 September, 2016: Respect for the Aged Day

Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日 Keirō no Hi?) is a Japanese holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens.  It started in 1966 as a national holiday and was held on every September 15. After 2003, the Respect for the Aged Day is held on the 3rd Monday of … Continue reading

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September 5, 2016: Labor Day (USA)

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.  In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) … Continue reading

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