Golden Week

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Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) in Japan is a set of national holidays that generally run from April 29th to May 5th.

Japanese Golden Week is so important to the Japanese that it is second only to Obon (New Year) in popularity.

Holidays that make up Golden Week

Meanings:

  • Showa Day (Showa no hi) April 29 – Birthday of the former emperor Showa, on this day the Japanese remember the 63 years of the Showa Era.
  • Constitution Day (Kenpokinenbi) May 3 – It is an important day, where Japanese people reflect on the meaning of Japanese laws, democracy and the Japanese government.
  • Green Day or Nature Day (Midori no hi) May 4th – This day was created because the emperor loved plants and nature.
  • Children’s Day (Kodomo no hi) Se – Children’s Day is intended for boys. Girls have their own day.

National Holiday: April 29th to May 5th, Golden Week.

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