Thursday, August 31, 2006

SEPTEMBER 10 - GRANDPARENTS DAY

The founder of National Grandparents Day is Marian H. McQuade, a simple housewife from Fayette County, in West Virginia. This holiday is celebrated every year on the first Sunday after the Labor Day.

The main reason for establishing this unusual holiday was the cause of lonely elderly living in nursing homes. Another reason was the hope to persuade the grandchildren to appreciate the wisdom of their grandparents.

Therefore, in 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed Grandparents Day as a national holiday.



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