Here is a list of major festivals held at Yasukuni Shrine.

January 1

Shinnensai (New Year's Festival)

February 11

Kenkoku kinensai (National Foundation Day) Anniversary of the day on which Japan's first Emperor, Jinmu, is said to have founded our nation.

February 17

Kinensai (Spring Festival for Harvest)

April 21-23

Shunki Reitaisai (Annual Spring Festival)

April 29

Showasai (Showa Festival) Emperor Showa's birthday

June 29

Gosoritsu Kinenbisai (Founding Day) Commemoration of the founding of Yasukuni Jinja

July 13-16

Mitama Matsuri

October 17-20

Shuki Reitaisai (Annual Autumn Festival)

November 3

Meijisai (Emperor Meiji's Birthday)

November 23

Niinamesai (Festival of First Fruits)

December 23

Tenno gotanshin Hoshukusai (Birthday of the Current Emperor)


The first, 11th and 21st day of each month

Tukinamisai

Everyday

Asa Mikesai, Yu Mikesai, Eitai Kagurasai (Perpetual Kagura Festivals)

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