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Japan Gets Ready For Public Holidays Silver Week

Source: Bloomberg (Tokyo)
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Japan is getting ready for its first "Silver Week" of public holidays that will run from Saturday, September 19, to Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

This five-day sequences of public holidays, nicknamed Silver Week in reference to the April-May Golden Week, was made possible due to a 2005 law (effective 2007) that makes any date that falls between 2 public holidays, also a public holiday (2005-05-15).

Another 5-day Silver Week will occur in 2015 and then again in 2026.

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