In various parts of the world, May 1st is like Labor Day, but there is no Labor Day in Japan. There is a similar day in Japan. That is a labor appreciation day, if it is expressed in English, it is November 23 at Labor ‘s Thanks Giving Day.
As it explains it on another occasion, there are three holidays in May.
May 3rd, 4th and 5th, the 3rd is the Constitution Memorial Day, the 4th is Greenery Day, the 5th is the Children’s Day.
Another day on April 29 is Showa Day, it is the birthday of Emperor Showa. Emperor Showa is the father of present Emperor.
We call the end of April to the beginning of May , Golden Week.
Since 29th was Sunday this year, 30th(Mon) was a holiday instead, from 28th(Sat) to 30th were three holidays.
The first and the second of May were not holidays, but since the third day is Wednesday and the fifth is Friday, as it is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, it is five consecutive holidays. From May 1 to May 5.
Some people take paid leave on the 1st and 2nd of May and take 10 consecutive holidays from April 28 to May 7. It is a pleasant and glittery feeling, so it is called Golden Week.
Many people used to go abroad before, but recently there are many people who are traveling domestically in Japan, do not dare to do it at home.