Today , March 21 is a japan national holiday . It is a compilation of Japanese national holidays , national observances , patriotic commemorations and important secular events .
Vernal Equinox Day ,in Japanese word pronounced SHUNBUN NO HI .. This national holiday was established in 1948 as a day for the admiration of nature and the love of living things .
The VERNAL EQUINOX or SHUNBUN NO HI was an imperial ancestor worship festival called SHUNKI KOREI SAI .
Like other Japanese holidays, this holiday was repackaged as a non - religious holiday for the sake of separation of religion in JAPAN's POSTWAR CONSTITUTION .
VERNAL EQUINOX DAY occurs on the date of the Northward equinox in Japan Standard Time .