- Do you always visit your grandparents?
- How old are your grandparents?
- celebrant /SEL-uh-bruhnt/
- grandchild /GRAN-chahyld/
- fall on (something) /fawl on/
- go out /go out/
- relative /REL-uh-tiv/
[noun] – a person who attends a celebration
What should we give to the birthday celebrant?
[noun] – the child of your son or daughter
He loves his granddaughter dearly.
[phrasal verb] – to happen on a particular day or date
My birthday will fall on a Sunday this year.
[phrasal verb] – to leave a place in order to go somewhere else
We might go out on Saturday if the weather is good.
[noun] – a member of your family
He traveled to the UK to see her relatives.
A celebrant of the holiday usually meets one of the following requirements: must be retired from work, 70 or 80 years old, or have at least one grandchild. Respect for the Aged Day always falls on a Monday, so most people have a long weekend. This is an excellent time to plan family gatherings. While many people spend time with their loved ones and go out to dinner, there are also those who send flowers, seasonal delights like beer gift baskets or Japanese sweets, or simply call to let them know they’re always on their mind. It’s also an opportunity for people without many relatives to volunteer in our communities or in nursing homes.
Let’s celebrate this special day with those who taught us how to grow!
True or False:
- Keiro no Hi is celebrated every third Monday of September.
- A celebrant of the holiday needs to be 60 years old.
- A celebrant of the holiday does not need to have a grandchild.
- Some people send flowers, beer gift baskets, or Japanese sweets to the elderly.
- Those who do not have many relatives can volunteer in nursing homes.
Fill in the blanks
- The holiday _______ a Monday this year.
- Miyuki doesn’t have many _______.
- She has five _______ and three great-grandchildren.
- The wedding _______ delivered a brief welcome and introduction.
- If you’re free tomorrow, let’s _______.