- filial piety /FIL-ee-uhl PAHY-i-tee/
- guideline /GAHYD-lahyn/
- constitute /KON-sti-toot/
- attain /uh-TEYN/
- pave the way /peyv thuh wey/
[noun] – the idea that parents, grandparents, and older people should be treated with honor and respect
They place a great deal of faith in following their rules and exhibiting filial piety.
[noun] – information intended to advise people on how something should be done or what something should be
Everyone must abide by the guidelines that the organization has adopted.
[verb] – to be or be considered as something
Lack of experience does not necessarily constitute a significant hindrance to advancement.
[verb] – to reach or succeed in getting something
Carla has attained the highest grade in her math exams.
[idiom] – if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
The findings from the exploration will pave the way for a more thorough investigation of Mars.
Those we honor may be family members, neighbors, or senior citizens in general. It’s also an excellent occasion to show compassion for people who are older than we are. Even though there are no clear guidelines for what constitutes the “starting age” for Keiro no Hi, 60 is currently viewed as being a little too young to be celebrated. A celebrant with silver hair typically meets one of three requirements: they are permanently retired from work, have attained age 70 or 80, and have at least one grandchild. Since Respect for the Aged Day always falls on a Monday, most people have a long weekend, which is a great opportunity to plan family gatherings. Many people make an effort to spend time with loved ones and go out to dinner, but others send flowers, seasonal delights like Japanese sweets or beer gift packs, or call to let them know they are in their thoughts. Some people would give their grandparents, parents, or other people they wanted to celebrate portraits. It’s also a chance for those without a lot of relatives to volunteer at senior living facilities or in our towns.
This holiday, as the name suggests, is a day to pause and thank the older generations. Let us celebrate this special day with those who paved the way for us!
- How do you think life will change for you once you reach old age?
- What things do you look forward to about old age?
- What would you teach the younger generation once you reach old age?
- Do you celebrate Respect for the Elderly Day every year?
- Please share the most valuable lesson your grandparents taught you.