|Memorial day for the end of the war
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"Memorial day for the end of the war" (終戦記念日 "shūsen-kinenbi" or 終戦の日 "shūsen no hi") is observed on 15 August in Japan each year to mark the Japanese Instrument of Surrender which effectively ended World War II.
Mid-August is also the time of "Obon"(お盆), a day set aside to visit to the grave of deceased relatives and therefore highways and public transport routes are often congested.