Golden week is here. Golden week is a string of holidays that are kind of bunched together in one 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”) is a Japanese term applied to the period containing the following public holidays:
- April 29
- May 3
- May 4
- May 5
†: “kokumin no kyūjitsu” or “citizen’s holiday” is a generic term for any official holiday. May 4 was until 2007 an unnamed but official holiday because of a rule that converts any day between two holidays into a new holiday.
Note that May Day (on May 1) is not a public holiday. Instead, Japan has Labour Thanksgiving Day, a holiday with a similar purpose. When a public holiday lands on a Sunday, the next day that is not already a holiday becomes a holiday for that year.
So with these holidays and Sundays and Saturdays included it makes for a (give or take) week long holiday. My wife will not be working for the next week so we will all be able to spend some good quality family time all together.
During this next week I will not be posting any comics. I may however post some of our days events.
So the next comics will come out next Sunday. That will be my 50th comic and it will mark the end of my second month of doodle dad! yipee.
Cheers to all!