Grandparents Day in United Kingdom
Grandparents Day in United Kingdom is held on October 1. First Sunday in October. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The celebration was promoted in 1990 by the NGO Age Concern.
If you check out the high street card shops, you may notice that Grandparents’ Day cards don’t take up much shelf space. The autumnal months were chosen to honour the autumn years of a grandparent’s life. The charity, which is now known as Age UK, first introduced Grandparents’ Day in 1990, with the first British celebrations beginning in 2008. It takes place annually on the first Sunday in October, unlike the American celebration in September.
Grandparents aren't sitting by the phone. Most grandparents don't see spoiling the grandchildren as their special role.
A holiday slowly growing in popularity around the world, Grandparents’ Day is a day in which you can dedicate your time to showing the grandparents in your life just how special they are.
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Grandparents Day in Costa Rica on October 1 (Between October 1 and 10);
Grandparents Day in South Africa on October 1 (First Sunday in October);
Father's Day in Luxembourg on October 1 (first Sunday in October);
National Grandparents Day in Italy on October 2 (La Festa dei Nonni);
Grandmothers' Day in Germany on October 8 (Second Sunday in October);
Grandparents Day in Hong Kong on October 8 (Celebrated since 1990 on the second Sunday of October);
Grandparents Day in Pakistan on October 8 (Second Sunday in October);
National Father–Daughter Day in the United States on October 8 (on the second Sunday of October)