Meaning

Primary

National Holiday

Alternative

Festival Day

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The day you have a festival is a national holiday. That way everyone can come to celebrate without worrying about going to school or work. This is also known as a festival day (pretty obvious, right?).

Reading

さいじつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 祭日に〜
  • 祭日は〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 祭日に当たる
    to fall on a national holiday
    祭日になる
    to become a national holiday
    祭日に行う
    to carry out on a national holiday
  • 祭日は人が多い
    crowded on a national holiday
    祭日は休み
    closed on national holidays
    祭日はいそがしい
    national holidays are busy

Context Sentences

その祭日の予定はまだありません。

I don't have any plans for that festival day.

祭日なのに、仕事なの?

Do you have to work even though it's a national holiday?

祭日だってことを忘れていて、会社に来てしまった。

I forgot it was a holiday and I came to the office.

Kanji Composition