Japan is in the preparation of celebrating the Golden Week which starts on Thursday, April 29, 2021, to Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Golden Week is the assemblage of four National Holidays within seven days. And the fact that none of these holidays are claiming the weekend is enough to double up the excitement among Japanese.
Here is the list of Japan Golden Week National Holidays, 2021, along with official dates.
April 29, 2021 (Thursday)
The Emperor, Hirohito’s Birthday (天皇誕生日 Tennō Tanjōbi), until 1988
Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no Hi), from 1989 until 2006
Shōwa Day (昭和の日 Shōwa no Hi), from 2007
May 3, 2021 (Monday)
Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日 Kenpō Kinenbi)
May 4, 2021 (Tuesday)
Holiday (国民の休日 Kokumin no Kyūjitsu), from 1985 until 2006
Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no Hi), from 2007
May 5, 2021 (Wednesday)
Children’s Day (こどもの日 Kodomo no Hi), also customarily known as Boys’ Day (端午の節句 Tango no Sekku)
The Golden Week in Japan is one of the busiest holiday weeks, along with New Year and Obon Week. Therefore, Weekly Shonen Jump will be on official hiatus next week. It means the manga and anime titles that release under Jump, i.e., One Piece, Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, Dr. Stone, and many more will be on break too. Fans all around the world will have to wait one more week to get their favorite release.
Not only the Shonen Jump, but many Seinen releases will be on break too. However, it also depends on publishers, production houses, and many factors. It is a festive holiday hence everyone in Japan will be taking a break from their busy schedules.