Respect for the Aged Day

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Respect for the Aged Day

Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Nov 2018, 20:22

Respect for the Aged Day is celebrated in Japan on the third Monday of every September.

There are a few traditional ways to mark this day. First and foremost, with the three-day weekend now available, many people are able to return home to celebrate with their loved ones. Secondly, volunteers in some neighbourhoods help to produce and distribute free bento lunch-boxes to older citizens.

Smaller communities also provide various keirokai shows, where teenagers and children perform dances and songs for the elderly. Lastly, the Japanese media take this opportunity to honour our older citizens by featuring special programmes dedicated to them.
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