Grandparents Day is a holiday dedicated to all grandparents. It is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September. On this day, children and grandchildren endow the older generation with attention and care, spend time together. In 2022, it falls on the 11th.
The history of Grandparents Day began on May 27, 1973, when Marian McQuaid was able to agree with the government on the introduction of a new holiday. She served on the West Virginia Commission on Population Aging and was an active supporter of nursing homes. The holiday began to actively spread throughout the states.
A national holiday dedicated to all grandparents was officially recognized in Canada in 1995.
- In the United States, Grandparents Day was proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter.
- In addition to family celebrations, various events are held on this day in nursing homes.
- This holiday has gone far beyond the US and Canada. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, but on different dates.
How to celebrate
This holiday may well be called a family holiday. Grandparents for many years gave their love to children and grandchildren. On this day, you can thank them for everything they have done. It would be a great idea to gather all family members at the festive table, remember funny stories, and chat in a warm atmosphere.
Pay attention to the older generation. Cook together with your grandmother her favorite dish, look through the photo album together. Help grandpa in the garage, gather fruit together in the garden, play board games together.
We must not forget about those who are cut off from their families and do not have the opportunity to celebrate this day in a warm atmosphere. Become a volunteer, help nursing homes. People there also want to feel warmth and care.
When is Grandparents Day celebrated in 2022?
Grandparents Day is observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day each year.