National Grandparent's Day
About National Grandparent's Day
When is National Grandparent's Day? This holiday is observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day
Today is National Grandparent’s Day, a September holiday. It is only right and fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor our grandparents. It is time to celebrate those special people who are always there with a hug, a kiss, a cookie, something special, or take us somewhere.
National Grandparent’s Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.
If you can, enjoy the day with them. That is the greatest gift they can receive from you. If you can’t see them, call them, or skype. When you call, make sure you have the time for a long conversation. Remember, grandparents will always ask about you first and listen intently to everything you have to say. They are never rushed or in a hurry. They are there just for you.
Thought for the Day: If momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. If Grandma ain’t happy….. RUN !
How to Participate in National Grandparent's Day
- Visit your grandmother and grandfather.
- If you can’t visit them, call them or send them a card. Better still, do both.
- Encourage other family members to do the same.
- Make dinner for them. don’t drop it off and run. Rather, stay for dinner. After all, they only want some of your time.
I put my grandma on speed dial. I call it Insta-gram.
History and Origin of National Grandparent's Day
Grandparent’s Day began in 1956. Marian McQuade from West Virginia was helping to organize a celebration for senior citizens over the age of 80. She realized nursing home residents were often neglected by family members. She decided to create this holiday to encourage families to visit their grandparents, as well as to honor them.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
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