TEC Holiday, 29 April to 5 May, 2017: Golden Week

Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク Gōruden Wīku), often abbreviated to simply GW and also known as Ōgon shūkan (黄金週間, “Golden Week”) or Ōgata renkyū (大型連休, “Large consecutive holiday”).

 

Golden week is a Japanese term applied to the period containing the following public holidays:

  • April 29
  • May 3
  • May 4
    • Holiday (国民の休日 Kokumin no Kyūjitsu), from 1985 until 2006
    • Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no Hi), from 2007
  • May 5
    • Children’s Day (こどもの日 Kodomo no Hi), also customarily known as Boys’ Day (端午の節句 Tango no Sekku).
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