Monday, September 16, 2013

Fact of the Day: Honor the Elderly Day

The third Monday in September is  敬老の日 (Keiro no Hi)  in Japan. It's a national holiday which its name means "Respect for the Aged Day". It honors all the elderly citizens in Japan. 

22 comments:

  1. I wonder how they define "elderly". Here, it seems the age keeps sliding down. Now, you're "elderly" at 55.

    I'm impressed with your Japanese font and skills.

    xoRobyn

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  2. No kidding!? We shall have to do something for my mom. Thanks for the information. I wonder if she even knows about it.

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    1. I was wondering that myself, it was started in the mid-20th century and I assume she was in Hawaii by then.

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  3. Elder people should be honored more,especially if they did something great for the country

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  4. Well, Adam...I am elderly and I didn't know about this holiday in Japan. I think it's great..!! :)

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  5. That's a nice reminder for everyone!

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  6. What a fantastic holiday! I wish we had something similar here.

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  7. I didn't know that. They do respect their elders so I am told.

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  8. I have read that they revere the elderly in Japan. I wish we would do the same over here.

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  9. We should have something like that here.

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  10. This is a great holiday, and very fitting for Japan. I don't think something like that would ever take here though (unfortunately).

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  11. Beautiful way to respect "aged people", they deserve it. Kisses:)

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  12. that's great! but we already have a "grand parents day" are they the same?

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  13. That's a great day! Showing respect for the elderly instead of just pushing them aside like so many do.

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