Kinenbi

Shūsen-kinenbi
Observed by Japan
Type National, Historical
Significance Commemorates the end of World War II in Japan
Date 15 August
Next time 15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
Frequency annual
Related to Victory over Japan Day, National Memorial Service for War Dead

Shūsen-kinenbi (Japanese: 終戦記念日, lit. "end-of-war memorial day"), also written as shūsen no hi (Japanese: 終戦の日) is a Japanese holiday observed annually on 15 August that marks the end of World War II as per the Japanese Instrument of Surrender.[1] It is not an official holiday under Japanese law.

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