Respect of the Aged Day in Japan

3rd Monday of September is a national holiday in Japan celebrated to honor elderly people.

It is called “Keiro no hi”, in Japanese and also known as Senior’s Day.

“Keiro no hi”, or respect of the aged day was designated as a national holiday in 1966 to express respect for
elderly people in the society and acknowledge  their contributions to society and wish for their long lives.

It was held on September 15 till 2003. Since then, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September due to the Happy Monday System.

This year it will be celebrated on  September 20th.

No matter where we are in this world, this is a good chance to express our gratitude and respect to the seniors of our life.

Thanks to all the seniors for being an important part of our lives.