The day was envisioned as a day for grandparents/great-grandparents to spend time in enjoyable activities with their (great-)grandchildren, in order to strengthen the bond between the generations and to increase respect and appreciation for senior citizens in general.
One idea that has been promoted is the "adoption" of a grandmother or grandfather - for the day, or for life. South Sudan started celebrating Grandparents' Day in 2013, with the date set as the second Sunday in November.
She also urged the youth to "adopt" a grandparent, not just for one day a year, but rather for a lifetime.
Co-founder Cynthia Bennett, who worked for Marian's husband, contributed by writing letters of verification.
National Grandparents' Day began in Canada in 1995 but was discontinued in 2014.
Motion number 273 submitted in the House of Commons by Sarkis Assadourian read: That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider designating the second Sunday in September of each year as Grandparents' Day in order to acknowledge their importance to the structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children.
In the Netherlands, "Opa en Oma Dag" was created in 2004 and falls on June 4.
It is not widely celebrated and to many people in the Netherlands it is completely unknown.
Your suggestion regarding a Grandparent’s Day is appreciated, but the President ordinarily issues proclamations designating periods for special observance only when a Congressional resolution authorizes him to do so.
With best wishes, Sincerely, Rose Mary Woods Personal Secretary to the President” Since the aforementioned letter Marian Mc Quade was recognized nationally by the United States Senate – in particular by Senators Jennings Randolph; about the important contributions seniors have made throughout history.