Grandmother's Day in Poland Date in the current year: January 21, 2016

Grandmother's Day in Poland January 21 is Grandmother's Day (Dzień Babci) in Poland. It was created by the Kobieta i Życie (Woman and Life) magazine in 1964.

Many countries celebrate either Grandparents' Day or separate holidays dedicated to each of grandparents. Poland is no exception; the Polish celebrate Grandmother's Day on January 21 and Grandfather's Day on January 22.

The idea of celebrating Grandmother's Day first appeared in the Woman and Life weekly magazine in 1964. A year later, the Express Poznański (Poznań Express) newspaper began to popularize the new holiday. In 1966, Express Wieczorny (Evening Express) joined. Grandmother's Day has been celebrated every year since then.

Grandmother's Day does not have any official status, but it is widely celebrated across the country. Children and adults congratulate their grandmothers and give them small presents, greeting cards, flowers to show their gratitude and appreciation. The gifts are often handmade. Schools and kindergartens sometimes organize events to celebrate the holiday.

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