Respect for the Aged Days is one of national holidays in Japan, held on the third Monday of September. It is held to honor and show respect to the elderly.
It used to be cerebrated on September 15 until 2002. As the Japanese government adopted the Happy Monday System to give us the longer weekends, it was moved to the third Monday of September since 2003.
What people usually do for elderly ?
People usually visit their parents or grandparents, giving the presents, enjoy eating together and so on. We tell them our praying ”Please live a long, healthy life”.
Children of kindergarten or elementary school sometimes visit nursing home（retirement home) and spend time with them to please them.
The media try to focus on the subject about elderly to give the opportunity to draw people’s attention to the elderly.