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Memorial day for the end of the war
Observed by Japan
Date 15 August
Next time 15 August 2015 (2015-08-15)
Frequency annual

"Memorial day for the end of the war" (終戦記念日 "shūsen-kinenbi" or 終戦の日 "shūsen no hi"[1]) 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.