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Start Date (Friday) End Date (Friday) XRTCO XRTDV Events & Comments
FY 2018      
29-Sep-2017 6-Oct-2017 J-side
Shimojo
J-side
Shimojo
 
6-Oct-2017 13-Oct-2017 MSFC
McKenzie
MSFC
McKenzie
09-Oct Columbus Day (US)
13-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
 
20-Oct-2017 27-Oct-2017 J-side
Ishikawa
J-side
Ishikawa
 
27-Oct-2017 3-Nov-2017 J-side
SED
J-side
SED
31-Oct Halloween (US)
3-Nov-2017 10-Nov-2017 J-side
SED
J-side
SED
5-Nov Daylight Savings time ends US
10-Nov-2017 17-Nov-2017 SAO
Farid
SAO
Farid
11 Nov Veterans Day (US)
17-Nov-2017 24-Nov-2017 J-side
Minoshima
J-side
Minoshima
23-Nov Thanksgiving (US)
Focused Mode begins 21 November
24-Nov-2017 1-Dec-2017 J-side
Nishida
J-side
Nishida
    Focused Mode week
1-Dec-2017 8-Dec-2017 SAO
Prchlik
SAO
Prchlik
    Transition Week
8-Dec-2017 15-Dec-2017 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Zhu
11-15 Dec AGU Meeting
Normal Mode 12-18 Dec
  Focused Mode week, schedule TBD
15-Dec-2017 22-Dec-2017 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Zhu
Normal Mode 12-18 Dec
22-Dec-2017 29-Dec-2017 J-side
Ishikawa
J-side
Ishikawa
25 Dec Christmas
29-Dec-2017 5-Jan-2018 SAO
Reeves
SAO
Reeves
1 Jan New Years
7-11 Jan AAS Meeting 
5-Jan-2018 12-Jan-2018     Normal Mode 9-15 Jan
12-Jan-2018 19-Jan-2018     15-Jan MLK Day (US)
Normal Mode 9-15 Jan
19-Jan-2018 26-Jan-2018      
26-Jan-2018 2-Feb-2018      
2-Feb-2018 9-Feb-2018     Focused Mode ends 6 Feb
9-Feb-2018 16-Feb-2018 J-side
SED
J-side
SED
 
16-Feb-2018 23-Feb-2018     19-Feb Presidents Day (US)
23-Feb-2018 2-Mar-2018      
2-Mar-2018 9-Mar-2018 J-side
SED
J-side
SED
 
9-Mar-2018 16-Mar-2018     11-March Daylight Savings Time Starts (US)
16-Mar-2018 23-Mar-2018      
23-Mar-2018 30-Mar-2018      
30-Mar-2018 6-Apr-2018      
6-Apr-2018 13-Apr-2018      
13-Apr-2018 20-Apr-2018      
20-Apr-2018 27-Apr-2018      
27-Apr-2018 4-May-2018     29-April - 05-May Golden Week (J)
4-May-2018 11-May-2018     29-April - 05-May Golden Week (J)
11-May-2018 18-May-2018      
18-May-2018 25-May-2018     20-24 May SPD Meeting
25-May-2018 1-Jun-2018     28-May Memorial Day (US)
1-Jun-2018 8-Jun-2018      
8-Jun-2018 15-Jun-2018     11-Jun SAO REU program begins (TBC)
15-Jun-2018 22-Jun-2018      
22-Jun-2018 29-Jun-2018      
29-Jun-2018 6-Jul-2018     4-July Independence Day (US)
6-Jul-2018 13-Jul-2018      
13-Jul-2018 20-Jul-2018     14-22 July COSPAR
20-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2018     14-22 July COSPAR
27-Jul-2018 3-Aug-2018     30 July - 3 Aug SHINE Workshop
30 July Parker Solar Probe Launch window opens
3-Aug-2018 10-Aug-2018      
10-Aug-2018 17-Aug-2018     17 Aug SAO Solar REU program ends (TBC)
13-15 Aug OBON (J)
17-Aug-2018 24-Aug-2018     20-31 Aug IAU General Assembly
24-Aug-2018 31-Aug-2018     20-31 Aug IAU General Assembly
31-Aug-2018 7-Sep-2018     3-Sep Labor Day (US)
7-Sep-2018 14-Sep-2018      
14-Sep-2018 21-Sep-2018      
21-Sep-2018 28-Sep-2018     17 - 21 Sept Hinode 12
         
         
        What is "Golden Week"?
        In the last week of April and 1st week May, there are four national holidays in Japan (29 Apr: SHOWA day [Former Emperor's Birthday], 3 May:Constitution Memorial Day, 4 May: Greenery Day, and 5 May: Children's Day). Most japanese take a vacation included the national holidays and Sat/Sunday. Hence, we call this week "Golden Week".
         
        What is "OBON"?
        This ‘OBON’, as well as being a religious event to commemorate the souls of ancestors, has the air of a national holiday, with many people traveling around the country and, for those not aware of Buddhist practices, the Obon around August 15th is just a summer vacation, though most people throughout the country maintain the tradition of visting family graves.
Though it depends on the company, most close for three to five days on and around August 15th, the middle of the Bon festival, taking this Bon festival holiday as their summer holidays.