May 2, 2006

Golden Week

The name is awesome, isn't? Golden Week starts today in Japan, but it is actually only for 3 days. Wednesday, May 3 is "Constitution Day", Thursday, May 4 is "National Holiday" (bridge), and Friday, May 5 is "Children's Day".

I think that it's really Wednesday and Friday that have "real" holidays, but because it doesn't make sense to work, have a holiday, then work one day, then take another holiday, then be the weekend, the Japanese have made Thursday also a national holiday. So, at the very least, you have 3 days off this week.

Most people, however, take the entire week off. I would too, if I could. But I'm at work today. You can tell it's around Golden Week because there are less people everywhere. Even this past weekend, walking around, I noticed a bit less people on the streets. Today, especially, there were no business suits like I normally see on the way to work. Our building is also closed today. Lucky for me, I have a key card to get me in the building any time.

To say the least, I don't want to be working today or the rest of the week... but there is still so much work to do.

Posted by oneray at May 2, 2006 7:39 PM