About Grandparents Day
Grandparents are the blessings of God who made life happier and easier with their presence. They can be strict as parents and funny as friends who are always ready to offer the warmest hugs. They spoil you with expensive gifts and enlighten by teaching the best lessons in life. Grandparents hold our hands whenever required and keep us in their heart forever. Offering so much without expecting anything in return, grandparents deserve all our love, affection, and undivided attention in life. Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the USA to honor the love and efforts of grandparents.
Marian McQuade wanted to establish a National Day to honor grandparents for their constant love and support. In 1970, she began a campaign to do so. Throughout the 1970s she raised awareness about senior citizens and made a goal to educate the youth in the community about the contributions that they have made throughout history. She also advised the youth to adopt a grandparent for a lifetime. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be celebrated as National Grandparents Day. Every year, the President of USA issues a declaration to keep the tradition going.
Why Do We Celebrate?
The National Grandparents Day began with the idea to honor the elder people residing alone in nursing and retirement homes. It gives kids the opportunity to spend quality time with their lovely grandparents, pamper them with fabulous gifts, and become aware of the strength, guidance, and knowledge they can offer. This day also gives grandparents a chance to show love and care for their grandkids. They share the happy stories and incidents from their past, play fun games together, and go for outings to malls, parks, and museums.
This day is celebrated to bring kids and their grandparents together that help combine the knowledge of the past and intelligence of the future.