When is World Ocean Day? Third Monday in July !
Who celebates this holiday? Japanese national holiday
What is this holiday about?
"Marine Day (海の日, Umi no hi?), also known as 'Ocean Day', is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July. Many people take advantage of the holiday and summer weather to take a beach trip. As it is a modern secular holiday, there are no traditional ceremonies associated with the day.
"National law establishes Marine Day as a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and to hope for the economic prosperity of maritime Japan. Prior to 1996, it was known as Marine Memorial Day, and was not a holiday. In 1996, it became a national holiday, with its date fixed as July 20. An amendment to the law was made in 2003 to set the holiday on a Monday."
"Marine Day was declared a national holiday in 1995. First observed on July 20, 1996, the Happy Monday System (ハッピーマンデー制度, Happī Mandē Seido?) legislation moved the date from July 20 to the third Monday of July from 2003."
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Categories: Public holidays in Japan | July observances | Environmental awareness days"
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A Common Misconception
"A common misconception is that the oceans are blue primarily because the sky is blue. In fact, water has a very slight blue color that can only be seen in large volumes. While the sky's reflection does contribute to the blue appearance of the surface, it is not the primary cause. The primary cause is the absorption by the water molecules' nuclei of red photons from the incoming light, the only known example of color in nature resulting from vibrational, rather than electronic, dynamics."