Physical Education Day or Health and Sports Day or Taiku-no-hi in Japan
Physical Education Day or Health and Sports Day or Taiku-no-hi in Japan is held on October 9. 体育の日 is a public holiday and is celebrated since 2000 on the second Monday of October. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The second Monday of October is Taiiku no Hi, or Sports Day, a national holiday to foster healthy minds and bodies through physical activity. It was established to commemorate the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were held from October 10 to 24. It was designated a national holiday two years later in 1966.
These festivals include many of the traditional track and field events, such as 4 × 100 m relay, 100m sprinting, and long jump, as well as many other events. Some of the events include: ball toss, tug of war, rugby-ball dribbling races, sack races, and so on.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Coaches Appreciation Week in USA on October 8 (is a time to recognize the contributions of coaches across the U.S. Week begins on the second Sunday of October);
National Sports Day in El Salvador on October 14 (Día Nacional del Deporte, la Recreación y la Educación Física - the second Saturday of the month of October);
World Judo Day on October 28 (initiative of the International Judo Federation since 2010);
National Basketball Day in USA on November 6 (It was on November 6, 1861 that James Naismith was born)