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Mountain Day

Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy the beauty of nature on Mountain Day - explore majestic peaks, take in stunning views and make memories!
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August 11
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It's time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature on Mountain Day - August 11! This special day was created in Japan to encourage everyone to go out and experience the great outdoors. It is believed that spending time in nature can help foster feelings of appreciation, relaxation, and gratitude. So grab your hiking boots, some snacks, and don't forget your camera because it's going to be a beautiful day!

History of Mountain Day

Mountain Day Dates

Mountain Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Proposal for Mountain Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Japanese Diet passes a bill to establish Mountain Day as a public holiday, aiming to provide opportunities for people to get closer to mountains and appreciate the benefits of nature.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Mountain Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Japan celebrates the first official Mountain Day on August 11, becoming the only country in the world to have a legal holiday dedicated to mountains.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Formal Recognition in Oita City</div><div class='timeline-text'>Oita City officially recognizes Mountain Day and initiates numerous events, contributing to the promotion of mountain appreciation and tourism in the region.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Conservation Efforts</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mountain Day observances lead to increased awareness about mountain conservation, promoting initiatives to protect Japan's mountain environments and ecosystems.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Recognition of Mountain Day extends beyond Japan, with international hiking and mountaineering communities celebrating the day to promote mountain sports and outdoor activities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mountain Day Amid Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite restrictions due to Covid-19, Japanese and global citizens find ways to appreciate mountains from home, engaging in virtual tours, online hiking documentaries, and home-based mountain-themed activities.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Mountain Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go Hiking</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack your bags and head to the nearest mountain range to explore the great outdoors. Through hiking, you will get to experience stunning views of nature and appreciate the beauty of the mountains.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a Camping Trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up camp in a peaceful mountain area and take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Spend your time reading, playing board games, or simply just enjoying the beautiful scenery.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go Rock Climbing</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put on your climbing gear and scale up a nearby rock face. Rock climbing not only provides an adrenaline rush but also offers a great way to appreciate the mountains.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take Photos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Capture all of the amazing sights that you see while exploring the mountains and share it with your friends and family. Who knows, you might just take that perfect shot!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat Outdoors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make something special, like a picnic lunch or dinner, and enjoy it outdoors in an open, scenic area near the mountains. Not only is it fun, but it's also a great opportunity to bond with your loved ones.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Mountain Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The beauty of the mountains</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like the breathtaking views you get from a mountaintop. Whether it's snow-capped peaks, lush forests or deep gorges, they all have their own unique charm that remind us of the grandeur and majesty of nature.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Mountain activities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Going to the mountains can be a great way to spend time outdoors. From camping and hiking to skiing and ice climbing, there are so many different ways to explore and enjoy them! Plus, you never know what incredible wildlife you'll spot along your journey.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Relaxing atmosphere</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something special about the stillness and quiet of a mountain landscape - it can help clear your mind and provide an escape from daily stresses. Enjoying some solitude in a peaceful setting is a great way to take a break and hit the reset button!</p></div></div>

5 Breathtaking Facts for Mountain Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mountains Host Most of Earth's Biodiversity</h3><p class='facts-content'>About 80% of our planet's fresh water originates in the mountains, and these regions are home to a quarter of all terrestrial biodiversity, including numerous endangered species.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mount Everest is Growing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Not only the tallest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest also continues to grow approximately half an inch (1.27 cm) each year due to geographical shifts.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mountains Influence Weather Patterns</h3><p class='facts-content'>Mountains play a crucial role in influencing global and regional weather patterns by acting as barriers to wind flow and affecting rainfall patterns.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>One-Tenth of the World’s Population Lives in Mountain Areas</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite harsh living conditions, around 10% of the world's population, roughly 720 million people, reside in mountainous regions.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Olympus Mons: The Tallest Mountain Known to Man</h3><p class='facts-content'>Moving beyond Earth, the tallest known mountain in our solar system is actually on Mars. Olympus Mons stands at a staggering 13.6 miles (22 kilometers) high, nearly three times the height of Mount Everest.</p></div></div>

Mountain Day FAQs

When is Mountain Day?

Mountain Day is celebrated on August 11 every year. In 2024 Mountain Day will occur on a Sunday.

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