Japan has started a new era with changing her reign title to "Reiwa", but it is so exaggerated to say so, because in fact, our life has not changed too much. However, due to the accession of the new Mikado, there will be a big change, that is, the Golden Week of this year, a 10-day consecutive holiday. This time, I'd like to introduce to you this special Golden Week!
In Japan, the Golden Week refers to a series of consecutive holidays (also known as “large breaks”) when the national holidays concentrated from late April to early May. It is a workday on May 1st and May 2nd, even it is a consecutive holiday in previous years, it must be an intermittent holiday, so if people want a one-week or ten-day consecutive holiday, they have to apply for the paid annual leave. However, it will be the "New Mikado's Ascension Day" on May 1st of this year, so this day becomes a national statutory holiday, and according to the regulation of "Act on National Holidays", the workdays before and after the national holidays will also become the national day off. As a result, this year's Golden Week will turn out to be an uninterrupted ten-day break. Then let's take a look at this year's Golden Week schedule.
Many people might most probably have been looking forward to this 10-day holidays. But there will be a lot of people going out for sightseeing and leisure during the break, no matter where you go, it will be quite crowded, you have to put up with the long-time waiting, high-frequency traffic jams, etc. So whether you are ready to go out with the mental preparation for crowds, or spend your time at home leisurely, please feel free to have a good holidays! In particular, this year's Golden Week also has a special national legal holiday, that is, the "New Mikado's Ascension Day". If you understand the different meanings and origins of different holidays, then spend them leisurely, will it be better to feel the value of such holidays?