The Middle of Golden Week

We are in the middle of Golden Week. April 29 was Showa Day. It was the first of four public holidays. May 3 is Constitution Day, May 4 is Greenery Day, and May 5 is Children’s Day. May 5 falls on Sunday this year, so the following Monday is also a public holiday. Some people only have a day off on the public holidays, but others have 10 days off in a row, from April 27 to May 6. I noticed that there was a difference when I took the subway during the rush hour yesterday. It was much less crowded than usual. People who are traveling around Japan, however, will have a different experience. There will be long traffic jams on the highways, and the trains will be full.  (130 words)