Grandparents Day is celebrated the first Sunday in September
after Labor Day. Photo credit: Crestock
– From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
“Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor your grandparents with these ideas!
Why Do We Celebrate Grandparents Day?
History of Grandparents Day: Marian McQuade hoped to establish a national day that would honor grandparents, and in 1970 she began a campaign to do so. McQuade raised awareness about senior citizens throughout the 1970s. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going.”
– “The Grandparent Boom!”
“Record 70 million Americans have grandchildren”
“The baby boom has become the grandparent boom: There are now more grandparents in the U.S. than ever before — some 70 million, according to the latest census. That’s a 24 percent increase since 2001.
In fact, of all adults over 30, more than 1 in 3 were grandparents as of 2014,” by The Bulletin, AARP Bulletin.