Celebrating Grandparents Day

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We celebrate Grandparents’ Day at Moneytrans, a tribute to the elderly.


There are enough days in our calendar to honor many groups of people and celebrate a large number of events. Among all these national, international or world days, some of these days are well known, such as Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. But there are other festivities that are not so popular and that fall into undeserved oblivion. This is the case of Grandparents’ Day, despite the fact that it is the ingredient that gives flavour to families.

At Moneytrans, we do want to highlight that day and for that reason we celebrate and pay their well-deserved tribute to our dear grandparents.


Why July 26th?

In countries such as Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, and Argentina, the Convention adopted the 26th of July as a day to pay tribute to these figures of vital importance in our lives.

The date has not been chosen at random, since 26th July coincides in the Catholic Church’s calendar with the feast of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, the parents of the Virgin Mary and, therefore, the grandparents of Jesus Christ.




But it should be noted that the date of the Grandparents’ day celebration is not the same around the world.

In Chile it is celebrated on October 15th, in Colombia on the third Sunday in August, in Mexico on August 28th, in the United States and Canada on the first Sunday after Labor Day (a holiday that falls on the first Monday in September), in Italy on October 2nd, in Poland on January 22nd and in the United Kingdom on the first Sunday in October.

In certain countries such as France, Grandfather’s Day and Grandmother’s Day are celebrated separately on two different dates.


Bringing families and generations together

When you live abroad and your family is far away, special days and celebrations bring you a little closer to them.

Cards, poems, family trips, gifts… Everyone has their own ideas for paying special attention to their grandparents. At the end of the day, it’s all about thanking them for all their efforts and showing them that, without them, the family would not be the same.

Did you know that 4 million children in 3 million homes are being raised by their grandparents and would you be surprised to learn that more than 5 million children live in a home with a grandparent present? Our grandparents are doing their best to help us, so for all of that, THANK YOU GRANDMA AND THANK YOU GRANDPA!


The young grandparent: no age for…

In general, the idea of youth is associated only with the chronological factor. But have you ever heard of “youth of spirit” or “young feelings“?

The image of aging grandparents, kind, but distant and out of fashion, is being saved in the old photos. More and more grandparents have an attitude of openness and learning towards their grandchildren that is different from that of their parents, and on more than one occasion this “grandfatherhood” surprises parents who are still very young.


To all the grandparents in the world: Abuela and Abuelo in Spain, Mamie and Papi in France, Nonna and Nonno in Italy, Nonna and Nonno in Italy, Babcia and Dziadek in Poland, Oma and Opa in Germany, Ya-ya and Pa-pu in Greece, Nana-ji and Nani-ji in India, Halmonee and Halabujee in Korea, Oba-chan and Oji-chan in Japan, Popo and Gong-gong in China, Savta and Saba in Israel, Abuelita and Abuelito in Latin American countries… The international Moneytrans team wishes you a happy grandparents’ day and lots of love from your grandchildren. #GrandparentsDay

We have lovingly made a funny video to remind our grandparents that they are young and that there is no age to enjoy life!

On this special day, we invite you to share it with them! #GrandparentsDay




The Moneytrans team has been specialising in financial services for migrant communities around the world for more than 20 years.

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