Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[dbmfjcco] Golden week

In the USA, the big holidays are Christmas and New Year's, which, for arbitrary reasons made thousands of years ago, are in the dead of winter (Note how curious it is that Jesus's birthday lands on the same day each year, but resurrection moves around according to the Easter computus).  Many people take travel on vacation during the week in between, but travel is unpleasant and hindered by cold and inclement weather.

In Japan, the Golden Week of holidays is in May.  This makes a lot more sense, weatherwise.

An example of "path dependence".

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