"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
As with many holidays, Grandparent's Day began in the U.S. It was first proclaimed in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter at the instigation of a housewife from West Virginia, Marian McQuade. It was designated an official day by our own House of Commons in 1995.
According to the National Grandparents Day website, the aim of National Grandparents Day is:
- To honour grandparents
- To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children
- To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
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