Posted by: Tomo
Look at the calendars of April and May.
Every year, from the end of April to the beginning of May, we have a special period of holidays.
April 29th is the Day of Showa (the birthday of our late Emperor).
May 3rd is Constitution Day.
May 4th is Greenery Day (I don't know what Greeney means...)
May 5th is Children's Day
We have these four national holidyas within a week during this period, which we call "Golden Week."
This year, because Constitution Day falls on Sunday, we get May 6th off, as well.
Look at the calendars very well.
If you successfully get April 27th, 28th, 30th and May 1st off, you will get a vacation of 12 days!
If you are even better at negotiating with your boss and get May 7th and 8th off, your vacation would be 16 days!!! That is a real "Golden Week."
But this could happen only if you are woking for a company which doesn't work on Saturdays and Sundays. Never happens to us because.... we are Sakura Hostel♪
Do you have this kind of special holiday weeks in your countries, too??
Posted by: Tomo (April 26, 2009 1:43 PM)