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Grandparents Day

Sep 09, 2015

Every year, on the Sunday (September 13th, 2015) after Labor Day, millions of Americans celebrate National Grandparents Day. It's a day to honor your family, as well as express your love and respect for your 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 a 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!



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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.

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