Happy Grandparents Day!

Did you know? In Canada, Grandparents Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. Grandparents Day was first proclaimed in the United States by then-president Jimmy Carter, who readily acknowledged the work of Marian McQuade, the founder of Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents’ Day began in Canada in 1995 but was discontinued in 2014. Motion number 273 submitted in the House of Commons by Mr. Sarkis Assadourian read:

“That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider designating the second Sunday in September of each year as Grandparents’ Day in order to acknowledge their importance to the structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children”

What is the purpose of celebrating Grandparents Day?

The purpose of the holiday, as stated in the preamble to the statute, is “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.

Do you celebrate Grandparents day?