yeay.. ^^ this week is The Golden Week in Japan & Toma also wrote about Golden Week in his Toma No Heya vol.351 too. (^o,^) well, here's the translation of his TNH:
Society is all gee-double-you
A G-Golden W-Week.
In my case I haven’t fully enjoyed a Golden Week.
[holiday] for several years you know.
That’s why, everyone…
don’t worry about me…
enjoy the holiday on my part..That’s heavy!!
aww.. poor Toma.. he must be so busy with his new project..
ehh.. he told us not to worry bout him??
of course i'm so worry bout u, u know..
u should have fun in ur Golden Week like everyone else too.
but i'm pretty sure that everyone enjoy their holiday ne.. ^^
anyway here's some info bout Japan Golden Week:
The end of April through around May 5th is called "Golden Week" in Japan since there are many Japanese national holidays during this period. Many Japanese offices close for about a week to 10 days, depending on the calender. People take a vacation and travel around the country or abroad, so tourist attractions in Japan are very crowded during Golden Week. Also, airports and train stations in Japan are overflowing with people. It is hard to get reservations for accommodations and transportation during Golden Week.
The first national holiday during Golden Week is April 29, which was the birthday of the former emperor Shouwa. Now, this day is called showa-no-hi (Showa Day). The second holiday is kenpou-kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day), May 3. The new Japanese constitution was put into effect on May 3, 1947. Then, May 4 is called midori-no-hi (Greenery Day) during which we show appreciation for nature.
The last holiday during Golden Week is kodomono-hi (Children's Day) on May 5th. It's Japanese Boy's Festival called tango-no-sekku and is a day to pray for healthy growth of boys. It's a Japanese tradition for families of boys to hang up carp streamers (koinobori) outside their houses around this holiday. Carps are believed to symbolize successes in children's lives. Also, samurai dolls called gogatsu ningyo (May Dolls) are displayed in their houses.
May is a pleasant season to travel in Japan. Try to plan a trip to Japan after Golden Week. It is much better. If you plan to spend Golden Week in Japan, check out this list of where to go for Golden Week in Japan.
Golden Week - Japanese Holidays
- April 29: Showa-no-hi (Showa Day)
- May 3 : Kenpou-kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day)
- May 4 : Midori-no-hi (Greenery Day)
- May 5 : Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day)
cool ne?? uwa.. wish i could have Golden Week in my country too..
well, last but not least, I wanna wish ya Happy Golden Week &
have a great holiday.. ^^ja matta ne.. ciao. ♥♥