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Golden Week 2013!

April 29
昭和の日

しょうわのひ
Emperor Showa’s Birthday
a day of mixed feelings - was Greenery Day b/c of those… feels… until 2006. ah, we’ll just enjoy the day off.

May 3
憲法記念日
けんぽうきねんび
Constitution Memorial Day
憲法けんぽう - constitution 
記念   きねん - commemoration, memory

May 4
みどりの日
みどりのひ
Greenery Day

Yes, みどり has a kanji - 緑 - but the holiday uses the hiragana.

May 5
こどもの日
こどものひ
Children’s Day
Yup, this one uses the hiragana, too, こども instead of 子供.

May 6
振替休日
ふりかえきゅうじつ
Compensatory Holiday
Two of this year’s holidays fell on a weekend, so we get another day to make up for it. Awesome.
振替ふりかえ - a transfer, a change
休日   きゅうじつ - holiday, day off