Sunday, May 4, 2008

Greenery Day (midori no hi)

Until 2006, Greenery Day was celebrated on April 29, the former Emperor Showa's birthday. Greenery Day is dedicated to nature due to the emperor's love for plants and nature. It is now celebrated on May 4 and is part of the Golden Week. Prior to it's move to May 4 this day was called Between Day and was a national holiday. It was called Between Day because Japanese law says that any day that falls between two national holidays is a national holiday.

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