Dear HeroNet customers,
HeroNet office will be closed on September 20th, 2021 due to Japanese holiday of “Respect-for-the-aged day” or 敬老の日(Keirou-no-hi).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
What is the Respect-for-the-aged day?
The Respect-for-the-aged day is quite similar to National Grandparents Day in the US, but it is a public holiday in Japan. People celebrate by spending time with their elderly relatives and friends on this day. The Respect-for-the-aged day became a national holiday in 1966, and it occurs on the third Monday of every September.
Although there is no specific cut-off age for being considered as an elder to be celebrated on this day, 70 or 80 years of age would be a celebrant for this holiday.
People usually give gifts to grandparents or go out for dinner together with family. Some elementary schools and child day care centers hold events for children to go to nearby nursing homes and spend time with elderlies on this day.