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Respect for the Aged Day

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Konnichiwa, everyone! Autumn is nearly there. It's still quite hot and typhoon season in Japan but autumn is very beautiful here... so we hang in there!

Do you know that we have a lot of national holidays? You might question where those names come from because they all have unique one.

This month, September 17th and 23rd would be holidays. Today, I would like to introduce "Respect for the Aged Day" to you!

September 17th is called Respect for the Aged Day. This day, we express our respect and gratitude to the elders, like our grandparents.

Every year I call or visit them to say "'thank you for your love and support always, please live a long and healthy life." So this is kind a family day. Japanese are famous for the long life recently but some families live away from the elders, including mine. So seeing them is always great and heartwarming :)

When thinking about it, I feel that we have many national holidays related to family, which is nice. Also, we are going to be off so please note there would be one day delay on 17th!