World Ocean Day is on June 8.
In Japan, Ocean Day is a national holiday that is held every year on the third Monday of July.
A very notable Ocean Day celebration is in Odaiba. The event consists of paper lanterns lighting up the entire Odaiba Marine Park, which is deemed as one of the most romantic spots of the city.
The entire beach front is illuminated taking away the concrete look of Tokyo.
It is a full-on light festival with music, booths, and the crowd :).
The patterns and designs are laid out by citizen volunteers.
Japan’s Ocean Day is a relatively holiday – started only in 1996 – to show appreciation to the ocean and consider its importance noting that the island nation is surrounded by water.