Is today a holiday in Japan? And if so, what holiday? I can't keep up.
— Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) March 21, 2014
It’s the Springtime Worship of the Imperial Ancestors called Shunki Korei-sai of the wild ‘n’ wacky Kokutai Cult of Shinto.
Don’t worry—No virgin sacrifices anymore—Just another of the many mysterious Japanese national holidays—It has been lamely renamed Vernal Equinox Day (Wiki).