World Senior Citizen's Day

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World Senior Citizen's Day
Observed byAll UN Member States
Date21 August

The World Senior Citizen's Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year.[1] It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1990.[2]

The celebration took place for the first time on 1st October 1991. The day is known to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as age deterioration and the study of problems that affect their lives, elder abuse. It is also a day to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of older people to society.


The history of the World Senior Citizen's Day dates back to 1988. It was officially founded by the former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. He had signed on August 19, 1988, the promulgation of 5847, which appeared on 21 August as National Day of the Third Age.[3] Ronald Reagan was the first to announce the first National Day of the Third Age.

"For all that, they have achieved throughout their lives and for all that they continue to do, we owe our gratitude and sincere greetings to our senior citizens. We can show our gratitude and appreciation better by making sure our communities are good places. Age and maturity, places where older people can participate as much as possible and find the encouragement, acceptance, support and services they need to continue living a life of independence and dignity.

Ronald Reagan said, in his Presidential Proclamation.[3]


The main purpose of World Senior Citizen's Day is to raise awareness of the condition of older people and to support them throughout the aging process. The day is also recognized for the well-being of the elderly to recognize and appreciate their accomplishments and their participation in society in order to promote through their skills and knowledge.[2]

The reason to celebrate this day is to thank the elders for everything they have done for their children and to acknowledge them. They sacrifice their entire lives to nurture their relationships. Such a selfless service that his whole life has received from his family deserves something important. That's why World Senior Citizens' Day is celebrated. When they dedicate a special day of the year to the elderly, they give their families the opportunity to see their love and commitment. World Senior Citizens' Day is an important moment to remind the government of its commitment to work towards goals, to help seniors and, among other things, to end hunger and poverty for the elderly and people of all ages.[2]

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  1. ^ "World Senior Citizens Day: All you need to know about age-related macular degeneration". Times Now. August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Senior Citizens Day in the United States". Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b Upadhyaya, Ruchinka (August 21, 2014). "National Senior Citizens Day: How to Celebrate the Day, History and Inspirational Quotes". International Business Times.