Grandparents Day

What is Grandparents Day:

Grandparent's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year it falls on 9th September, 2012.
According to the National Grandparents Day Council, Grandparents Day has a threefold purpose:
- To honor Grandparents
- To give Grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children.
- To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

History of Grandparents Day:

Thanks to the efforts of Marian McQuade, the lady who is considered the founder of Grandparent's Day, owing to her efforts and love for the elderly, Grandparents Day is now celebrated once every year. It all began in the year 1978, when the then President of the United States of America declared to not just his country, but the entire world that the first Sunday after Labor Day will be celebrated as Grandparent's Day. This declaration was duly made in the year 1978. From then on to this very day and age, Grandparent's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Celebrations On Grandparents Day:

Many people honor their Grandparents through a range of activities such as gift-giving, card-giving, and for children to invite their Grandparents to school for a day where they participate in special lessons or special assembly programs. About four million greeting cards are sent within the United States each year on National Grandparents Day.

This day is also an opportunity for people to appreciate and express their love to their Grandparents through making a phone call or inviting their Grandparents for dinner. People living in retirement villages or nursing homes may receive a visit from their grandchildren or loved ones on this day. Today Grandparent's day is celebrated across many countries and is a hugely popular affair.


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