In accordance with the resolution of the 52nd General Assembly of the United Nations and the recommendation of the 35th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Socioeconomic Development, the UNESCAP decided to commemorate the International Day of Older people on every 1st October with a motto “International Years of Older Persons towards a Society for all Ages”.
Starting from 1999, Myanmar commemorates the International Day of Older people on every 1st October. It has been 13 years commemorating the day as a State Event.
In the occasion of the day, older people present the ceremony for receiving offerings, registered homes for the aged receive donations and the oldest older people (Male and Female) are awarded. Respective Regions and States also commemorate the day annually.