Golden Week is a holiday week which starts from the end of April
to the beginning of May.
There are four national holidaysnational holidays in this term as follows.
|April 29||Showa no Hi (Day of Showa)|
|May 3:||Kempo Kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day)|
|May 4:||Greenery Day (Midori no Hi),|
|May 5:||Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day)/Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day)|
Many companies (especially manufacturing industry) are closed on May 1st/May Day
though it is not a national holiday.
So, if we take several days off with using a paid vacation, we are able to have long holidays.
This is why this period is called "Golden Week".