Japan has a lot of shukujitsu (public holidays) — 16, to be precise.

For comparison, Nepal will have the highest number of public holidays this year — a whopping 39 — while Mexico, the United Kingdom and Ecuador will celebrate a mere eight (depending on internal divisions).

Japan’s shukujitsu include National Foundation Day on Feb. 11, Vernal Equinox Day around March 20, and Marine and Mountain days on the third Monday of July and Aug. 11, respectively. And they shouldn’t be confused with observances such as Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May or Father’s Day — coming up tomorrow, on the second Sunday of June.