Kw-logo-smaller

Grandparents Day

Sep 04, 2014
Grandparents Day is a great time to get to know your grandma and grandpa.
Grandparents Day

Every September, on the Sunday (September 7th, 2014) after Labor Day, millions of Americans celebrate National Grandparents Day. It's a day to honor your family, as well as express our love and respect for our elders. This means acknowledging the elderly in nursing homes who have no family or can't be with the ones they love. Find out about this unique holiday here!

Behind the Holiday

The lady behind the holiday is West Virginia housewife, and mother to 15 children, Marian McQuade. In 1970, she started a campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents. She had worked with seniors for many years and wanted them to have their own day. It took three years, and the support of churches, businesses and politicians but Marian got her wish. The first Grandparents Day was in 1973. Then Marian turned to the media to help spread the news about this new observance. Five years and many letters and phone calls later, Grandparents Day became an official holiday.

National Grandparents Day

Things to Do

If you have grandparents, go and spend the day with them this weekend. You can also get them gifts to show your appreciation. If you don't have grandparents, adopt some. There are lonely, elderly people in nursing homes that would love your company. 

Have Your Say

Tell us about your grandparents. Do they try and fatten you up or make you stand up straight? Leave your comment below!

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

It's today!
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

ashlyn04

ashlyn04 wrote:

i didn't celebratin grandparents day
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

wolfiegal

wolfiegal wrote:

I got up at 5:00 this morning to make them breakfast. They’re the sweetest Gramma and P...
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

there are 29 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1126199029578

What Are Your Grandparents' Day Plans?

  • Hang out at my grandparents' house and bake cookies.
  • Take my grandparents out for brunch.
  • Volunteer my time at a nursing home.
  • Probably nothing.

related stories

Micro_patriot_micro
This day is to honor all those who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center...
Micro_september-holidays-micro
Before you start counting down the days 'til Christmas break, check out these fun September holid...
Micro_laborday_micro
All work and no play makes for a very boring summer - and an excuse to cause some mischief. Inste...

Random in the forums

CabePowdumfry
CabePowdumfry posted in Debating:
Ok that is a VERY liberal thing to say. If they are weird then let them be weird! but we only get involved when they actually do it
reply 1 minute
iWonTheGame
My name is Kerry. It is a name used for multiple genders. Depending on where you look, it can mean Ciar's Heir/Children of the Ciar or Princess/(Prince?) of Darkness.
reply 7 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in General:
7
reply 14 minutes
iWonTheGame
iWonTheGame posted in General:
536
reply 15 minutes
buzzieboo2
buzzieboo2 posted in General:
I love love
reply 20 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!