Today, September 11, is Grandparents’ Day, also known as National Grandparents’ Day. It is observed all across the world. The day is observed on the first Sunday following US Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday of September. The celebration’s major goal is to honour the solid and gratifying bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Grandparents play a crucial role in every child’s life and greatly influence their future. They are frequently referred to as “the greatest present” for kids. They strengthen the bond with their parents and teach them how to be self-sufficient. Notably, this day is observed on several dates around the world, and the celebrations change depending on the nation.
History of Grandparents’ day
In a letter to President Richard Nixon in 1969, Russell Capper is thought to have first officially proposed Grandparents Day in the US. He asked for a day to be set aside for grandparents. The request, though, was rejected with formal justification. A second petition for a day to encourage contacts between young people and their grandparents was submitted in 1973 by Marian McQuade of West Virginia. The motion was approved after much consideration, and the West Virginia governor declared the day a holiday that year.
In the years that followed, McQuade enlisted help from around the nation and got in touch with the governors, senators, and congressmen of every state to ask for Grandparents’ Day to be made a federal holiday. The day was finally called for to be recognised nationally in a resolution that Senator Jennings Randolph filed to the Senate in 1977. The resolution was approved in 1978, and it was subsequently approved by Congress and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.
Importance of this day
Grandparents’ Day serves as a reminder for people to take time out of their hectic lives to visit with their grandparents. Generally speaking, this is the day to work on worthwhile projects. The celebration’s goal is to raise awareness of the beneficial influence grandparents have on their grandchildren’s lives. It also acts as a day to raise awareness of how lonely and socially isolated elderly people are around the world.
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