We don’t receive a lot of reliable information about aging in our youth-centered culture. [6], In Estonia, Grandparents' Day (Vanavanemate päev) is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. She also urged the youth to "adopt" a grandparent, not just for one day a year, but rather for a lifetime.

Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out /  Most Catholic nations celebrate Grandparents’ Day on July 26 because this is the feast day of, whose feast day is July 25. International Day of Older Persons was established after Grandparents’ Day. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going. (federal) = federal holidays, (abbreviation) = state/territorial holidays, (religious) = religious holidays, (cultural) = holiday related to a specific racial/ethnic group or sexual minority, (week) = week-long holidays, (month) = month-long holidays, (36) = Title 36 Observances and Ceremonies Today is as good a day as any to take time to listen and enjoy an inspirational story from a grandparent and/or an older neighbor, co-worker, or stranger. When I was eleven, it burned to the ground with all our possessions. [16], The flower of the U.S. National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not which blooms in the spring.

[citation needed]. [citation needed]. 2010. Unfortunately, ageism, which refers to negative attitudes and behavior toward older adults, continues to be a “serious national problem” since the concept was introduced by physician Robert N. Butler in 1969. My husband’s sister became a grandmother this month.

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Motion number 273 submitted in the House of Commons by Sarkis Assadourian read: That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider designating the second Sunday in September of each year as Grandparents' Day in order to acknowledge their importance to the structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children. My husband’s sister became a grandmother this month. In Portugal, Grandparents' Day (Portuguese: Dia dos avós) is celebrated on July 26. Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Most Catholic nations celebrate Grandparents’ Day on July 26 because this is the feast day of, whose feast day is July 25. We started again. In Italy, Grandparents' Day (officially Festa Nazionale dei Nonni, "National Grandparents' Feast") was established in 2005 and is celebrated on October 2, Guardian Angels' Day in the Roman Catholic Church. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here.

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