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National Grandparents Day in the United States

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Many families in the United States observe National Grandparents Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. This day honors grandparents.
National Grandparents Day

Is National Grandparents Day a Public Holiday?

National Grandparents Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, September 11, 2022, and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in the United States.

What Do People Do?

Many people honor their grandparents through a range of activities such as gift-giving, and card-giving, and for children to invite their grandparents to school for a day where they participate in special lessons or special assembly programs. Many school students take part in story-telling activities that relate to their grandparents, as well as art or poster competitions where children often use a story about their grandparents in their artwork.

About four million greeting cards are sent within the United States each year on National Grandparents Day. This day is also an opportunity for people to appreciate and express their love to their grandparents through kind actions such as making a phone call or inviting their grandparents for dinner. People living in retirement villages or nursing homes may receive a visit from their grandchildren or loved ones on this day.

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