Today is UMI-NO-HI, one of the national holidays – it is observed on the third Monday of July.
UMI-NO-HI is Marine Day. This holiday is to express gratitude for the benefit given by the sea and to pray for prosperity of Japan.
Because we like seafood and a beach.
It is a relatively new national holiday, which was designated in 1995. Originally this holiday was observed on July 20.