International Day of Older Persons Date in the current year: October 1, 2016

International Day of Older Persons All member states of the United Nations Organization annually observe International Day of Older Persons on October 1. This observance was established in 1990 and the first events were organized in 1991.

Celebration of International Day of Older Persons raises public awareness bout issues affecting on elderly people, like abuse and senescence. This is also a great day to appreciate elderly for their role in the society and every family. Usually parents are too busy to pay enough attention to their children, that is why grandparents are responsible for upbringing of their grandchildren.

International Day of Older Persons is similar to other national holidays, that exist in various countries, like to National Grandparents Day in the USA on the first Sunday after Labor Day and on the second Sunday in September in Canada, Respect for the Aged Day in Japan and Double Ninth Festival in China. Observation of this day is a great opportunity for people in every country to pay attention to elderly.

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