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:

Vett Vandiver said...

what a wonderful holiday!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

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

Kay said...

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

Sammie said...

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

bj said...

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

Miu said...

That's a nice reminder for everyone!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I hope someone honors me today!

Margaret D said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Adam said...

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

DEZMOND said...

that is a lovely holiday

Christine said...

That's a great holiday!

Anna-Alina said...

I think this is a nice holiday!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We should have something like that here.

Pat Hatt said...

Great day to have

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that! then it's my day hahahaha!!
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A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Julie Ann Lozada said...

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

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Ruth said...

That's pretty neat.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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