Grandparents Day Across The World

Grandparents Day Across The World

Just like we have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day we have a day dedicated to our Grandparents as well. Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day ( First Monday in September) in most countries, which falls on September 11 in 2022. It is a day to honor and express gratitude towards Grandparents’ constant love, care, and support. Take this day as an opportunity to delight the heart of your grandpa and grandma in the sweetest manner possible.

It is a day to celebrate the beautiful relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. Grandparents are the precious stalwarts of our family and their role is unique in each one’s life, which is irreplaceable.

Grandparents’ day is celebrated with special activities, including quality time with family. This day is created to provide grandparents an opportunity to share their love with their grandchildren while helping them to realize their strength, guide them, and provide them with indispensable information.

Grandparents Celebration across the world

Different countries celebrate Grandparents Day on different days and some celebrate Grandfather’s Day and Grandmother’s Day separately.


The second Sunday in September is to be Grandparents’ Day in Canada. National Grandparents’ Day was officially recognized in Canada in 1995 after it had been submitted in the house of commons by Mr. Sarkis Assadourian.


Queensland observes Grandparent’s Day on the first Sunday of October, while New South Wales observes it on the last Sunday of October.


In France, Grandmothers’ Day was introduced in 1987 by a brand of coffee, known as the Kraft Jacobs Suchard Group and was later officially added in the French calendars and is observed on the first Sunday of March.


In Estonia, Grandparents’ Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of September.


Grandmothers’ Day was introduced in 2010 and is observed on the second Sunday in October.


In Italy, Grandparents’ Day officially referred to as the National Grandparents’ Feast was introduced in 2005 and is celebrated on October 2nd.


In Mexico, Grandparents’ Day is observed on August 28.


In the Netherlands, Opa en Oma Dag was established in 2004 and falls on June 4. The day was envisioned as a day for grandparents/great-grandparents to spend time on enjoyable activities with their grandchildren. A common tradition promoted during this holiday is to adopt a grandparent for a day or a lifetime.

Hong Kong

Grandparent’s Day was first introduced by Junior Chamber International Victoria in 1990 and is celebrated on the second Sunday of October.


Grandma’s Day in Poland was created in 1964 by the Kobieta I Życie magazine and is observed on 21st January while Grandpa’s Day is observed on 22nd January.


Celebration of Grandparents’ Day started in 1979, a year after the U.S. started, and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in November.

South Sudan

South Sudan celebrates Grandparents’ Day on the second Sunday in November.


Grandparents’ Day in Spain is observed on July 26th along with the feast day of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

United Kingdom

The celebration of Grandparents’ Day was introduced to the UK in 1990 and is celebrated on the first Sunday in October since 2008.

United States

In the United States, Grandparents’ Day is observed on the first Sunday after Labour Day 1978. It was the first country to celebrate Grandparents Day.


In India, Grandparents day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September.


Argentina celebrates Grandparents’ Day on the third Sunday in August.


Venezuela on May 29 observes the day to honor elders, not specifically “Grandparents Day”.


Brazil observes Grandparents’ Day on 28th July.

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Top Quotes on Grandparents’ Day

  • Grandparents are the best kind of grownups.

  • Thank you for building a family of love and kindness. Happy Grandparents Day.

  • Grandparents are the footsteps of future generations.

  • Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.

  • Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.

  • Grandfathers are just antique little boys and Grandmothers are just antique little girls.

  • Grandparents
    You’re a treasure in our family.
    A gift of the greatest price…
    There’s no one quite as special,
    and no one quite as nice.

  • Grandchildren don’t need a lot of toys. The best thing a grandchild can have is a grandparent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.

  • Grandparents provide children with a security blanket when times get tough.

  • I just wanted to say thank you for all you do, please know you are a shining part of my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

  • A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.

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

  • If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can. – Regina Bret

  • To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. – Alex Haley

  • The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. – Sam Levenson

  • What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. – Rudy Giuliani

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There is nothing more appropriate than saying a great big thank you to the world’s grandparents and taking the time to make them feel special on this day of all days.

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