Grandparents Day Facts

Grandparent's Day has been celebrated for many years in various countries around the world. In the United States it has been observed since 1978. Grandparent's Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the U.S. The founder of National Grandparent's Day I the United States was Marian McQuade, a grandmother from West Virginia. She has been officially recognized as the founder by the President Jimmy Carter. McQuade's goal was educating the country's youth about the contributions seniors have made throughout the country's history. Unlike Mother's Day and Father's Day, on Grandparent's Day it is appropriate for grandchildren to give gifts to their grandparents and vice versa.