International Day of Older Persons

October 1st

Since 1990...

On December 14th, 1990, the General Assembly decided to make the International Day of Older Persons a holiday, to honor people over the age of 65 and bring awareness to the problems they might face. It was celebrated first in 1991, and has been celebrated on October 1st every year since. But very few people know about it, and even fewer actually observe it. But I believe it should be a national holiday, because of all the things elders in our communities donate. They give money for worthy causes, like schools and fundraisers, they like to volunteer, and they are respected worldwide. And when you think about it, one day a year is not a big sacrifice to make these people, who are so fundamental to our society, feel important. So spread the word, and join in the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons!


Help Celebrate!

Next year, join in on the holiday! Go and talk to your grandparents or parents, maybe give them a gift, make them feel appreciated! The International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated next on October 1st, 2014. So help raise awareness to this worthy occasion! Spread the news to friends and family, and help make the International Day of Older Persons known world-wide!