Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日 Keirō no Hi) is a Japanese holiday celebrated every year to respect elderly citizens.
It is similar to the grandparents day celebrated in United States and some other countries.
This day is being celebrated every year in Japan since 1947 when it known as Old Folks’ Day (Toshiyori no Hi) and it was celebrated on September 15. However since 1966 the day is known as Respect for the Aged Day (Keirō no Hi) and from 2003 on wards the day is being celebrated every year on third Monday of September due to the Happy Monday System.
In 2016, Respect for the Aged Day will be celebrated in Japan on September 19.
Respect for the Aged Day is an opportunity for people to honors and shows respect to the aged, celebrate their longevity and pray for their health.
This is also the day for the Japanese people, with the highest life-expectancy rate in the world, to think about social welfare issues that concern senior citizens.
Cultural programs and athletic events are orgainxed which can entertain the elderly and wherein they can participate. In schools, children draw pictures and use arts and crafts to make gifts for their grandparents or other elderly residents in their community.
We will Happy Respect for the Aged Day to all Elderly Citizens, not only from Japan, but from the entire world…
May elders live long and guide us always …