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Date, Reason, History, How to Observe and Gift Ideas for Grandparents Day

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All About Grandparent's Day

2007: Sun, Sept 9
2008: Sun, Sept 7
2009: Sun, Sept 13
2010: Sun, Sept 12
2011: Sun, Sept 11
2012: Sun, Sept 9
Grandparents Day is observed in September, on the Sunday after Labor Day

Reason We Celebrate Grandparents Day:
To honor grandparents, give grandparents a chance to honor grandchildren and to make children aware of the great source of knowledge that can be gained from the elderly.

History of Grandparents Day (U.S):

  • 1970 - Marian McQuade from West Virginia spearheaded the campaign to have a national Grandparents Day. It was first advocated for lonely elderly residents in nursing homes and for shut-ins.
  • 1978 - Grandparents Day was officially proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter.
  • More about the History of Grandparents Day:
    National Grandparents Day History

Official Flower of Grandparents Day

  • Forget-Me-Nots

Observance of Grandparents Day:

  • Grandchildren visit their grandparents.
  • Send a gift or card to Grandparents.
  • Visit a nursing home or an elderly neighbor.
  • Send a Grandparent Day eCard.

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