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** When Is Grandparents Day? **

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National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor
Day, annually.

· September 8, 2013
· September 7, 2014
· September 6, 2015

You're not going to believe this but there's a National Grandparents Day.
Frankly, no one in my family had ever heard of it. Pretty embarrassing for
a guy who works every day at Grandparents.com.

Here's the story. Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife,
came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit
their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it happen, she began
lobbying policymakers. McQuade got through to her Senators, Jennings
Randolph and Robert Byrd, who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents
Day a national holiday. It took a while to reach the White House, but
finally, in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the
first Sunday after Labor Day, was signed into law by President Jimmy

Ok, wait it gets better. There's a Grandparents Day song. A guy from Bad
Axe, Michigan named Johnny Prill recorded "A Song for Grandma and Grandpa."
It's not exactly "When I'm 64" but it's not terrible. Take a listen: A Song
for Grandma and Grandpa.

Catchy, right? Granted, the date and its accompanying ditty haven't drawn
the popularity of say, New Year's and "Auld Lang Syne" or Christmas and
"Grandma Got Run Over By

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National Grandparent's Day
Observed by Various countries
Type National
Date First Sunday after Labor Day (USA)
2012 date September 9
2013 date September 8
2014 date September 7

*National Grandparent's Day* is a secular holiday celebrated in the United
States since 1978 and officially recognized in a number of countries on
various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate
Grandmothers Day and Grandfathers Day (/see below for dates by country/).


· 1 History
· 2 Official song of U.S. Grandparents Day
· 3 Official flower of U.S. Grandparents Day
· 4 Grandparents Day[s] around the world

· 4.1 Australia
· 4.2 Canada
· 4.3 Estonia
· 4.4 France
· 4.5 Italy
· 4.6 Poland
· 4.7 Singapore
· 4.8 Taiwan
· 4.9 United Kingdom
· 4.10 United States

· 5 References
· 6 External links


Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia, has been recognized nationally
by the United States Senate – in particular by Senators Jennings
Randolph;^[1] and Robert Byrd – and by President Jimmy Carter, as the
founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade made it her goal to educate
the youth in the community^[/clarification needed/] about the important
contributions seniors have made throughout history. She also urged the
youth to "adopt" a grandparent, not just for one day a year, but rather for
a lifetime.

In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV) introduced a resolution to the

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grandparents_Day

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