Grandparents' Day

Grandparents' Day

September, first Sunday after Labor Day
Grandparents' Day is a far more recent invention than Mother's Day or Father's Day. It was fostered by Marion McQuade, and a presidential proclamation on September 6, 1979, made it official. It is observed throughout the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day, except in Massachusetts, where it is observed on the first Sunday in October.
There are a number of ways in which grandparents can be honored and their day celebrated. One is to invite real or "adopted" grandparents to school for the day, where they participate in their grandchildren's classes or special assembly programs. Gift giving is not as widespread on this day as it is on Mother's Day or Father's Day.
See also Babin Den
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 164
DictDays-1988, p. 50
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