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Grandparent's day is celebrated every year in September to honor grandparents. Steer through this article to learn more about national grandparent's day.


'Grandparent's day' or 'national grandparent's day' is celebrated in many countries on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The dayis observed to honor grandparents. It is a day that gives you the opportunity to thank your grandparents for their love and support. In 2011, grandparent's day is on Sunday, September 11. Grandparent's day is not only meant to let grandparents know how much they are important in our lives, but it also calls for a celebrationand family reunion. Grandchildrenput together picnics and parties to make their grandparents feelvery out of the ordinary. The elderly couple are pampered with gifts and presents as a mark of appreciation for their affection, love, indulgence, support, care, and everything. Ifyou are keen to learn more about national grandparent's day, its significance, its history, and how the occasion is celebrated around the world, then read through the next sections to learn more.

National Grandparents Day

National grandparent's day was first proposed by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade who was a resident of West Virginia, a homemaker, and a mother of 15 children. She first started her campaign in 1970 to mark a day in honor of all grandparents. Shesoon gained popularity and her view was welcomed by most churches, civic groups, business institutions, and political leaders like. In 1973, grandparent's day was first observed in West Virginia. However, national grandparent's day got its importance in 1978 when a federal proclamation was passedby Congress and was signed by the then President Jimmy Carter. The first national grandparent's day was observedon September 9, 1979.

Purpose Of Grandparents Day

The first and foremost purpose of grandparent's day is to honorthe elderly. The day is also observed to give grandparents an opportunity to express their love and affection for children and grandchildren. Plus, this special day gives children a chance to express their love, gratitude and adulation for theirgrandparents as well.

Grandparents Day In RecentYears

Grandparent's day is now celebrated in many countries throughout the world to recognize the importance of grandparents in our lives. It is observed as a day of remembrance of grandparents, their affection, support, and care. The day is celebrated with loads of fun, parties, picnics, andfamily reunions.

Grandparents Day Trivia

*. The forget-me-not was adopted as the official flower for grandparent's day by the 'National Grandparents Council' on April 20, 1999.
*. "A song for grandma and grandpa" by Johnny Prill is considered to be the official song for grandparent's day.
*. September was chosen as the month to celebrate grandparent's day as a token of celebration as grandparents and seniors are in their autumnyears.
*. When Hallmark planned to print a line of grandparent's day cards, the company offered royalty to McQuade, the founder of grandparent's day. She, however, refused the royalty.
*. McQuade died in 2008 leaving behind 43 grandchildren and 15great grandchildren.


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