It seems like every day on the calendar is an unofficial holiday for bacon or gaming or lip balm or whatever. But Japan has a holiday that genuinely makes us jealous. February 22nd is National Ninja Day, which is the perfect day if you happen to speak Japanese. They picked 2/22 because 2 is “ni” in Japanese which plays off the word “ninja”.
The holiday is still relatively obscure with Iga and Koka being the two main cities that have truly embraced the idea. This has a lot to do with the fact that both are in areas that were historically ninja strongholds. The celebration includes banners, origami throwing stars and even dressing up like a ninja at work.
See more pictures after the break.