In the UK, National Grandparents Day was introduced by the charity Age UK. Since 2008, the day has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October. This year, National Grandparents Day falls on 3rd October.

Grandparents and their grandchildren share a special bond that’s proven to help grandparents live longer, and help make children more emotionally resilient.

Every year, National Grandparents Day provides the perfect opportunity to cherish that special connection and spend some quality time together.

After all, if we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, why not also have a whole day dedicated to grandparents?

Do other countries celebrate Grandparents Day?

Yes! Lots of countries across the world also celebrate Grandparents Day.

In Australia, it is celebrated on the last Sunday in October. In Singapore, it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in November. In Brazil, families celebrate their grandparents on 26th July every year.

In the United States, the day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. In fact, the United States was one of the first countries to introduce the tradition back in 1979.

Whatever the date, Grandparents Day is a time to show grandmothers and grandfathers just how much they’re appreciated.

How to celebrate National Grandparents Day?

There’s no set way to celebrate National Grandparents Day in the UK, so it offers families a great opportunity to create all kinds of new family traditions!

Grandparents Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a family picnic or a day out. It’s also a brilliant time to look through old photo albums and reminisce about days gone by.

Why not encourage younger grandchildren to make a special gift or card for their grandparents?

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