"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”
On the first Sunday after Labor Day we celebrated National Grandparents Day. This year the date falls on September 11. Like Mother’s day and Father’s day we also have a whole day dedicated to our grandparents. Grandparents and children have a special connection that is proven to both make grandparents live longer, and also make children more emotionally resilient. Grandparents Day is an opportunity to treasure that connection and spend some quality family time together.
● The 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.
Grandparents are a valuable resource because they have so many stories and experiences from their own lives to share. Oftentimes children will listen to grandparents even when they are not listening to their parents or other adults. Grandparents also offer a link to a child's cultural heritage and family history.
Why do we celebrate Grandparents Day?
The proclamation, establishing National Grandparents Day stated three distinct purposes: To honor grandparents; To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children; To help children become aware of strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
Grandparents Day has both an official flower and song. Both were chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.
● The official flower is the forget-me-not.
●The official song is Johnny Prill’s “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.”
Most grandparents don’t care what activity they do—they just want to spend time with their grandchildren.
Gajera vidyabhavan sachin celebrated this day differently as our Indian tradition.We started our celebration to welcome them by doing tilak as our Indian tradition by their grandchildren. Our tiny tods perform pooja of their grandparents.They play different games with their grandparents and spend quality time with them.
First they play musical chair with great joy and then they play jalebi jump with great zeal and zest. Our principal sir and vice principal ma'am motivated by giving plant to the winner as a token of love.
By this day Students learn how their grandparents are important for them.The bond between them became more emotional and strong. The place that we have for our grandparents in our life is priceless.