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Grandparent’s Day

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 every year on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. In 2023, Grandparent’s Day falls on Sunday, September 10.

Grandparent's Day Observance.


The frequently asked questions below will help you know more about the well-deserved day.

1.) When was the holiday first celebrated?

On September 10, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, making Grandparent’s Day official. Through this, he meant to encourage the US citizens to recognize the contributions made by grandparents to us—a day of celebration and appreciation.

2.) Who is considered to be the founder of National Grandparents Day?

Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a housewife in West Virginia, is considered to be the founder of National Grandparents Day. She wanted to educate people about the significant contributions senior citizens and older adults make. Marian urged people to adopt a grandparent, not for one day, but for a lifetime of experience.

3.) What is the official flower of Grandparents Day?

The Forget-Me-Not is the official flower for the day.

4.) 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.

5.) Is Grandparent’s Day an actual holiday?

While it is not classified as a federal holiday, Grandparent’s Day is a national observance.

6.) 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.

7.) How can you celebrate Grandparents Day?

It’s a great day to show your love to your grandparents; you can visit, phone call, video chat, or invite them to dinner. Ask about memories of your grandmother and grandfather. Write down your memories to share with future generations.

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Grandparents Fun Facts

8.) There are over 70 million grandparents in the US. This represents around one-third of the population; grandparents lead about 37% of American households.

9.) Their grandparents raised Maya Angelou, Carol Burnett, Bill Clinton, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.

10.) US grandparents have an average age of 48, and over half are Baby Boomers.

11.) 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.

12.) The world’s youngest grandmother is said to be Rifca Stanescu of Romania. She became a grandparent at the age of 23.

13.) Loretta Lynn became a grandparent at 29, Whoopi Goldberg at 34, CeeLo Green at 35, and Kiefer Sutherland at 38.


14.) Abraham Lincoln had a grandfather, Abraham Lincoln, who also got shot and killed.

15.) 43% of grandparents exercise or play sports, 28% volunteer regularly, and 18% dance.

16.) Statistics show that around 3 of 4 grandparents think being one is life’s most important and satisfying thing. Nine out of every ten enjoy talking about their grandchildren with everyone.

17.) 60% of grandparents in America have a job, while 23% have started their own business.

18.) Grandparents control about 75% of the wealth in the US and spend around $2 trillion on consumer goods and services.

19.) Their grandparents are raising 7% of US children.

Grandparents Jokes

20.) Have you seen the sweater my grandmother made me?
It’s pretty knit.

21.) Mom, what is it like to have the best child in the world?
I don’t know, ask your grandparents.

22.) What do you call having your grandma on speed dial?

23.) Why did Grandma put wheels on her rocking chair?
She wanted to rock ‘n’ roll!

24.) Why did Grandpa’s origami business go out?
Because it folded.

25.) What did Grandpa call the movie Avatar?
Smurfs for the grown-ups.

26.) What would a lawnmower grandfather’s epitaph be like?
‘Now he’s lawn-gone.’

27.) Why did Grandpa tell the ghosts about his shirt size?
Because he was the medium.

Grandmother Riddles

28.) How did Grandma describe her cataract surgery?
It was an eye-opening experience for her.

29.) Why do grandparents have so many clocks?
So they won’t run out of time.

30.) Why did Grandpa get banned from the zoo?
Because he had a lion’s heart.

31.) What did our grandparents do without TV or the internet?
I don’t know. Ask your mom and her six siblings.

32.) What changed Grandma’s opinion about heart transplants?
She had a change of heart.

33.) Why is Grandpa always smiling at Grandma?
Because he cannot hear anything, she says and doesn’t want to upset her.

34.) What is the best thing about being 100 years old, according to Grandpa?
One gets to live without peer pressure.

35.) Why was Grandma arrested for taking a picture?
She was framed.

36.) What does Grandpa do when you tell him to change his hearing aid?
He doesn’t listen.


37.) My grandmother ate spaghetti every day until she pasta-way.

38.) Before our grandma died, her last words were, “Don’t hold the funeral too early; I am not a mourning person.”

39.) My grandmother bakes cookies the fastest. It literally takes her nana seconds.

40.) My grandpa started walking five miles daily when he was 60. Now he’s 97 years old, and we don’t know where he is.

41.) Shoutout to my grandparents. Because that’s the only way they can hear me.

42.) 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

43.) Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.
Joyce Allston

44.) Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do—grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Alex Haley

45.) Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
Margaret Mead

46.) Grandfathers are just antique little boys.

47.) A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.
Charles and Ann Morse

48.) Sometimes, our grandmas and grandpas are like grand angels.
Lexie Saige

49.) We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence. Grandmother was that person to me.
Phyllis Theroux

50.) When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Ogden Nash

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Words of Wisdom

51.) Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent.

52.) Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.
Gene Perret

53.) The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Sam Levenson

54.) Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents
Dr. Charlie W. Shedd

55.) There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.
Edward Fays

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Grandparents’ Captions for Instagram

56.) Grandparents: So easy to operate, even a child could do it.

57.) Life is fun at Grandma’s.

58.) There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.

59.) Grandkids: To pamper and spoil from this day forward.

60.) And grand you are.

61.) Grandparents: Silver in their hair; gold in their hearts.

62.) I know you’ve loved me since I was born, but I’ve loved you my whole life!

63.) Sunshine of my life!

64.) Grandparents are the best kind of grown-ups.

65.) If nothing is going well, call your grandparents!

Grandma Captions

66.) A house needs a grandma in it.

67.) Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies!

68.) Strong roots mean beautiful leaves.

69.) Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting!

70.) A grandmother is a safe haven.

Grandpa Captions

71.) Living my best life with my grandpa!

72.) Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things!

73.) Dad knows a lot, but Grandpa knows everything.

74.) Grandfathers: Fathers without rules.

75.) Putting the grand in Grandpa!

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