Saturday, May 4, 2013

Golden Week Celebrations Continue with Greenery Day

The celebrations are still going strong through Japan as Golden Week welcomes its third annual holiday; Greenery Day. Originally, Greenery Day was the replacement holiday for the birthday of Emperor Showa after he passed away in 1989. 

The holiday was named Greenery Day because of the Emperor's great love and appreciation for nature.

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In 2007, April 29th was changed to Showa Day and May 4th became the holiday to celebrate all things green. 

To honor this holiday, people are encouraged to get outside and surround themselves with nature. This includes walks through the country's breathtaking parks and outdoor family gatherings and picnics. Annual tree plantings are held across the country and people come together to get their hands dirty for a good cause- restoring the beauty in our environment!

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