Golden Week is known for in China and Japan they last for 7 days. In China it begins around October 1st. In Japan it begins in around April 29. It is a national holiday in a few parts of the orient.
Why is Golden Week important?
Golden Week is the longest vacation in Japan because people do not work in Golden Week. Golden Week has a reputation for a high rate of suicide in Japan with special suicide hot lines set up during the week as a attempt to reduce the number of suicides in Golden Week.