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Japanese take a long holidays, Golden Week, from the End of April And the Beginning of May

We have a long holidays from the end of April and the beginning of May. It is called as Golden Week in Japan. The following four days are national holidays but 30 April (THU) and 1 May (FRI) is not in this year, 2015, therefore many people use paid holidays on the dates to make the holidays longer.

  • 29 April (WED)  Syowa Day (Syowa no Hi in Japanese)
  • 3 May (SUN)     Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
  • 4 May (MON)    Greenery Day (Midori no Hi)
  • 5 May (TUE)     Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi)

In this year, 6 May was the substitute national holiday because Constitution Memorial Day was on Sunday. If you use 4 paid holidays on 30 April, 1 May, 7 May, and 8 May as a result you can make 12 consecutive holidays as your Golden Week.

Many people go on a trip domestic or abroad in the holidays. Almost all travel agencies prepared special plans for domestic and overseas travels. If you had a plan to visit Japan from overseas, you should avoid the holidays because you will have to stand in a queue for long time wherever you go. By the way, Golden Week is not associated with gold at all.

Travel plans for Golden Week,  prepared by travel agency, H.I.S.

Travel plans for Golden Week, prepared by travel agency, H.I.S., where Golden Week is abbreviated as G.W. .

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One comment on “Japanese take a long holidays, Golden Week, from the End of April And the Beginning of May

  1. Ani
    2015-07-10

    Can you tell us more how do you usually spend the Golden week?
    Have a great day:)

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