Japan's Golden Week is a series of national holidays that fall on or around the end of April and the first week of May.
Many Japanese companies give their employees up to 10 days off in a row. As a result, many go on holiday either within Japan or abroad.
Today we are going to look at vocabulary related to the holiday period.
First are the common terms for the week.
大型連休（Ogata renkyu）roughly means "big holiday in a row"
黄金週間（Ogon shukan）is "golden week" in Japanese
Next, let's look at the holidays themselves.
April 29: 昭和の日（しょうわのひ）＝ Showa no Hi. It is a day commemorating the reign of the Showa Emperor.
May 3: 憲法記念日（けんぽうきねんび）＝ Kenpo Kinen bi, or Constitution Memorial Day
May 4: みどりの日（Midori no hi)＝Green Day
May 5: こどもの日 （Kodomo no hi）＝Children's Day
To all, a wonderful and restful holiday.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009