Google has created a doodle to honor Respect for the Elderly Day, also known as Keiro no Hi in Japanese. The enormous search engine has allocated place in the unique artwork to birds and animals, particularly turtles and cranes, which are some of the earliest teachers of moral value.
We remember many days throughout the year to pay homage to notable persons who have made major contributions to the development of society or to mark special events that occurred on that particular day in the past. While people throughout the world, particularly those in Japan, celebrate Respect for the Aged Day, Google has created a doodle to honor the occasion, which is also known as Keiro no Hi in Japanese.
Animals and birds are the best moral value educators.
The artist has chosen animals and birds to depict the lovely relationship between the elderly and their children, as well as how the elderly play an important role in an individual’s upbringing. We have learned numerous principles from animals and birds, particularly turtles and cranes, since we were children, and the doodle artist has included these creatures in today’s unique doodle to emphasize the deep relationship and importance of the elderly in everyone’s life.
The start of Respect for the Aged Day
‘Old Folks Day’ was first honored in the middle of September 1947 in a village in Hygo Prefecture. As awareness of the notion spread, communities across Japan began commemorating the aged, and Respect for the Aged Day was declared a national holiday in 1966.
When is Respect for the Elderly Day observed?
Respect for the Elderly Day is a new concept, but respect for the elderly is not. When speaking to those older than oneself, the honorific system of speech known as keigo is used to express respect. The third Monday of September is currently designated to recognize persons with considerable knowledge and life experience.
How do you commemorate Respect for the Aged Day?
Visiting parents, grandparents, and other family members to give them a gift, have a meal, or simply spend time together is one of the most common ways people celebrate this special day. While volunteers serve free bento-box lunches to their elderly neighbors, the Japanese government presents a silver-plated sake cup to persons who turned 100 in the year preceding the festival.
Japan’s media devotes programs to some of the country’s oldest inhabitants and conducts interviews with them to learn about their experiences and tips on how to live a long, healthy life.
Several programs are being implemented in society and in schools. At Keirokai festivals, children perform songs and dances.