International Day of Older Persons
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When is "International Day of Older Persons"? (UN)
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
Older Americans Month (May)
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What type of holiday is this?
This holiday is an International Observance .
International observance (also known as international dedication or international anniversary) denotes a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern.

Many observances have been established by the United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council or by UNESCO. The lead agency for a particular international observance uses the symbolism of the United Nations (UN) or UNESCO.
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What is this Holiday for & how is it celebrated?
The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing.
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Origin of this Holiday?
On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106 . The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991
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How can I Celebrate this holiday?


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Facts about October
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See other October 1 holidays
October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year.


See other October holidays from around the world
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External links for more research:
Ideas for this holiday
Official UN Site
International Federation on Ageing
Aging-associated_diseases
wikipedia.org / elderly care