JAPAN: 'Keiro' Rojin no hi – September 20

JAPAN:  'Keiro' Rojin no hi   September 20   This national holiday was established in 1966 as a day to respect the elderly and celebrate long life.   Originally held on September 15, it originated as a renaming of Old Folks' Day (Rojin no hi).     In 2003, it was changed to the third Monday of September,  in accordance with the Happy Monday!     Japanese people traditionally wear red on their 60th birthday because 60 years is one cycle on the Chinese calendar and after 60, it is said … [Read more...]

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