Grandparents Day

The “National Grandparents Day” is celebrated every year the first Sunday after Labor Day. It is a memorial day dedicated to grandparents within the family, a tribute to those men and women who have given us so much.

What is the origin of the grandparents day celebration?

It is said that the origin of the party comes from the efforts in 1961 of Hermine Beckett Hanna, of North Syracuse, New York, for the recognition of the elders and their importance. On February 21, 1990, James T. Walsh, a deputy for New York, acknowledged the efforts of Hermine Beckett Hanna in the House of Representatives of the United States, thanking him for his role in determining grandparents’ day.

Others point to Marian McQuade of Fayette County (West Virginia), who was also recognized by Senator Alphonse D’Amato and President Jimmy Carter as the founder of the National Grandparents Day. McQuade educated young people about the importance of the contributions of elders throughout history. She also urged young people to “adopt” a grandfather, not only for one day or a year but for life.

It was officially established in …

In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph filed a motion to declare Grandparents Day as a national holiday. Five years later, in 1978, Congress passed a law that set the first Sunday after Labor Day in September as National Grandparents Day.

It should be noted that this day is celebrated on different dates depending on the country. As a curious fact, in Argentina, in addition to July 26, you can also celebrate “Grandma’s Day” on the second Sunday of November, and “Grandfather’s Day” on the third Sunday of August.

At Mercedes Medical Centers, we will not miss such a significant celebration. For our grandparents and grandmothers we will have activities in all medical centers on Friday, September 06. And we wish you since now, Congratulations!

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