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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 03:18 AM

Happy Respect for the Elderly Day (Japan)

3rd Monday in September is Respect for the Elderly (Aged) Day

This holiday began in 1947 in Hyogo Prefecture. In 1966 it became a Nationwide Holiday (owing to its popularity in other prefectures)

It's always the 3rd Monday of September -- many Japanese holidays have been moved to Mondays to create a three-day weekend
To those who reach 100 years, the Japanese government presents them with a silver sake cup and a letter from the Prime Minister

It's a public holiday. But, not all holidays mean that the students don't go to school (or teachers or parents either)

Our twin daughters' middle school had performances, celebrations, and activities for seniors today. The elementary school our youngest daughters go to had the students show up and pack lunch boxes in the morning and deliver them. Our oldest daughter's high school did performances at senior homes and helped out at the homes

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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 06:54 AM

1. Such a lovely way to acknowledge our elders!

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