Grandparents are often one of the most influential people in the lives of children, a bond celebrated on Grandparent’s Day. Read below to learn more about the exciting and deserved national day.
When is Grandparent’s Day?
Grandparent’s Day is celebrated on the Sunday after Labor Day every year. This year, Grandparent’s Day falls on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
The frequently asked questions below will help you know more about the well-deserved day.
When was the holiday first celebrated?
On September 10, 1978, President Carter began celebrating Grandparent’s Day. Through this, he meant to encourage the US citizens to recognize the contributions made by grandparents for us.
What do you sing on Grandparent’s Day?
The official Grandparent’s Day song in the US is “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” by Johnny Prill. This loving song recognizes the different ways in which the grandparents show their affection and help us.
Is Grandparent’s Day an actual holiday?
While it is not classified as a federal holiday, Grandparent’s Day is a national observance.
What’s the biggest family ever?
Pennsylvanian Samuel S. Mast holds the record for most living descendants. At his death, in 1992, at age 96, he had 11 children, 97 grandkids, 634 great-grandchildren, and 82 great-great-grandchildren. This made it a total of 824 direct relations.
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Grandparents Fun Facts
There are over 70 million grandparents in the US. This represents around one-third of the population, and grandparents lead about 37% of American households.
Their grandparents raised Maya Angelou, Carol Burnett, Bill Clinton, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.
US grandparents have an average age of 48 years, and over half are Baby Boomers.
There is an official Grandparent’s Day flower. It’s called Forget-Me-Not and is meant to be a sentimental gesture representing the importance of grandparents in our lives.
The world’s youngest grandmother is said to be Rifca Stanescu of Romania. She became a grandparent at the age of 23.
Loretta Lynn became a grandparent at age 29, Whoopi Goldberg at 34, CeeLo Green at 35, and Kiefer Sutherland at 38.
Abraham Lincoln had a grandfather Abraham Lincoln, who also got shot and killed.
43% of grandparents exercise or play sports, while 28% volunteer regularly and 18% dance.
Statistics show that around 3 of 4 grandparents think being one is the most important and satisfying thing in life. Nine out of every ten enjoy talking about their grandchildren with everyone.
60% of grandparents in America have a job, while 23% have started their own business.
Grandparents control about 75% of the wealth in the US and spend around $2 trillion on consumer goods and services.
Their grandparents are raising 7% of US children.
Have you seen the sweater my grandmother made me?
It’s pretty knit.
Mom, what is it like to have the best child in the world?
I don’t know, ask your grandparents.
What do you call having your grandma on speed dial?
Why did grandma put wheels on her rocking chair?
She wanted to rock ‘n’ roll!
Why did grandpa’s origami business go out?
Because it folded.
What did grandpa call the movie ‘avatar’?
Smurfs for the grown-ups.
What would a lawnmower grandfather’s epitaph be like?
‘Now he’s lawn-gone.’
Why did grandpa tell the ghosts about his shirt size?
Because he was the medium.
How did Grandma describe her cataract surgery?
It was an eye-opening experience for her.
Why do grandparents have so many clocks?
So they won’t run out of time.
Why did Grandpa get banned from the zoo?
Because he had a lion’s heart.
What did our grandparents do without TV or the internet?
I don’t know. Ask your mom and her 6 siblings.
What changed grandma’s opinion about heart transplants?
She had a change of heart.
Why is grandpa always smiling at grandma?
Because he cannot hear anything, she says and doesn’t want to upset her.
What is the best thing about being 100 years old, according to grandpa?
One gets to live without peer pressure.
Why was grandma arrested for taking a picture?
She was framed.
What does grandpa do when you tell him to change his hearing aid?
He doesn’t listen.
My grandmother ate spaghetti every day until she pasta-way.
Before our grandma died, her last words were, “Don’t hold the funeral too early; I am not a mourning person.”
My grandmother bakes cookies the fastest. It literally takes her nana seconds.
My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he’s 97 years old and we don’t know where he is.
Shoutout to my grandparents. Because that’s the only way, they can hear me.
My dear old grandmother always used to say the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach. That’s why she lost her job as a cardiac surgeon.
Heartwarming Grandparent Quotes
Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do—grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
Grandfathers are just antique little boys.
A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.
Charles and Ann Morse
Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence. Grandmother was that person to me.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I want to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children.
Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents
Dr. Charlie W. Shedd
There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.
Captions for Instagram
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting!
Living my best life with my grandpa!
There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.
Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things!
A house needs a grandma in it.
A grandmother is a safe haven.
I know you’ve loved me since I was born, but I’ve loved you my whole life!
Sunshine of my life!
Grandparents are the best kind of grown-ups.
If nothing is going well, call your grandparents!
And grand you are.
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies!
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