From April 29 until May 6, Japan is celebrating Golden Week, a series of four national holidays (Showa Day, Constitution Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day). The week is called "Golden Week" because in the 1950s, more people went to the movies during this period than any other time of the year, leading to a "golden" stretch of ticket sales. During this week, many Japanese are able to take some time off work to spend with their families and friends. As part of the celebration, Oh My Japan is allowing all members who have completed their profiles to send messages to two new people per day until May 9 (normally, members can only send messages to two new people per week unless they have a paid account). We hope you are able to make long-lasting connections with Japanese people during this week that will continue for years and years! Learn more about Golden Week on Wikipedia.