Taiiku-no-hi, or National Sports Day (October 9th, 2017)
National Sports Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October.
It is one of the national holidays in Japan.
This year National Sports Day is on October 9th.
The date used to be October 10th to commemorate the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
In 2000, it was changed to the second Monday of October by a new law.
The aim of this day is to enjoy sports and promote the mental and physical health of the people.
So many sports festivals are held in this day.
You could see many people or students are enjoying sports in the school grounds.
Please remember this date is a National holiday.
Some facilities may be closed or the timetable may be changed.