National Grandparents' Day in Canada Date in the current year: September 11, 2016

National Grandparents' Day in Canada The second Sunday in September is National Grandparents' Day in Canada. This holiday was recognized in 1995 after about 20 years of celebration in the U.S.

National Grandparents' Day was created in the USA by Marian McQuade. She proclaimed this day on May 27, 1973 in West Virginia and encouraged other states to celebrate the holiday. Grandparents' Day was introduced by a group of senators to the Senate n 1977 and in 1978 it was proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter. He designated the holiday on the first Sunday in September after Labor Day.

National Grandparents' Day was officially recognized in Canada in 1995, after it had been submitted in the house of commons by Mr. Sarkis Assadourian. The government designated the second Sunday in September to be Grandparents' Day. This day recognizes the importance of grandparents to the structure of every family and in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children, when both parents have to work hard for economic reasons. Grandparents become the role model for many children, who see their parents seldom or don't have them at all.

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