Golden Week in Japan takes place at the beginning of May, in which so many public holidays happen in quick succession that schools and businesses usually give everybody the whole week off. I remember painstakingly circling school days off in my calendar in an attempt to deal with going every day. "Just 80 more days until Old People Day. Then I can sleep in!" Golden Week culminated with Boy's Day, in which everyone would go to a festival and have fun and returning to work and school didn't seem so bad.