We have a long holiday from the end of April to the beginning of May every year. It is called the Golden week. Since the day of Imperial accession celebration will be during the Golden week, we will have a very long golden week next year. The special holiday will be implemented in 2019 only.
I will explain the reason of each holiday during the golden week.
Events of the Golden week:
Apr 27 Saturday
Apr 28 Sunday
Apr 29 Showa Day
Apr 30 Holiday (The day between holidays)
May 1 The special holiday (The day of Imperial accession celebration)
May 2 Holiday (The day between holidays)
May 3 Constitution Day
May 4 Green Day
May 5 Children's Day
May 6 Monday makeup holiday
It is said that many people enjoy their travels during a long golden week.