Cookery A-Five will be closed from 28th April to 6th May due to the Golden Week Holiday.
Golden Week (GW) is a Japanese term applied to the period from April 29 to May 5. The week contains four public holidays: Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day and Children’s Day. Because these holidays are so close together, most people are able to take about a week-long vacation. Usually it’s hard for Japanese to take a long vacation , and the season is so nice, people appreciate this period.
April 29 used to be celebrated as the birthday of the Showa emperor and after his demise, the day was kept as a national holiday. In recognition of the emperor, who had an interest in environmental problems, the day was named Greenery Day. In accordance with a 2005 revision of the law pertaining to public holidays, April 29 became Showa Day and Greenery Day was moved to May 4. Constitution Memorial Day, celebrated on May 3 in commemoration of the Japanese constitution, came into effect on that date in 1947 after World WarⅡ. Children’s Day is celebrated on May 5. It was originally a festival for boys. Many people who have boys still fly carp streamers on a high pole and display samurai armor praying for the boys’ happiness and prosperity when they grow up. Carp have the power to swim up rapid streams and even waterfalls, so they are a symbol of strength. Nowadays, however, the day has become a holiday to celebrate both boys and girls.