"National Grandparents' Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States since 1978 and officially recognised in a number of countries on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers' Day and Grandfathers' Day.
Queensland was the first Australian state to officially celebrate Grandparents' Day - on the first Sunday in November 2010. A range of community events took place in schools and at sporting events around the state. New South Wales held their first inaugurl Grandparents' Day on Sunday 30 October 2011, and will be celebrate it each year on the last Sunday of October. This year's Grandparents' Day is being led by council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW). The Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia held their first Grandparents' Day in 2012."