In Mexico is one of the special dates that are celebrated grandparents Day special occasion to honor those who share his wisdom and who Traditions were passed from generation to generation and even tips.
As well as commemorating the importance of pillars in the family, Grandparents’ Day coincides with the Catholic feast of Saint Augustine, a saint who contributed to theological and philosophical thought during his lifetime.
The Origin of Grandparents’ Day
It is believed that the grandparents of Dr. Manuel Payno and the Colombian Guillermo Marroqun Sánchez, who attended the first Pan-American Congress of Gerontology, In 1957, both suggested that Latin America celebrate a day in August in honor of their grandparents.
Although it is celebrated in Mexico on August 28, in other countries, people choose different times to honor their grandparents.
For example, in Spain and many other places, Grandparents’ Day is celebrated on July 26 to commemorate Saints Anne and Joaqun, who, according to Catholic tradition, are the grandparents of Jesus.
According to the 2020 Population and Housing Census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), It is estimated that there are about 15.5 million elderly people over 60 years old in Mexico, which is about 12% of the total population.
In addition, INEGI shows that a significant proportion of older adults in Mexico live in multigenerational homes, where intergenerational interaction and mutual support are essential pillars of daily life. According to the INEGI Unpaid Labor module, around 35% of older adults living in institutions contribute to the care of the youngest family members.
To celebrate all grandparents on their date, We leave you some pictures with phrases that you can dedicate to them and send them on Grandparents’ Day. In addition, on this day, it is also nice to remember the moments we spent with those who came before us.