Grandfather's Day in Poland Date in the current year: January 22, 2016

Grandfather's Day in Poland Some countries have a single Grandparents' Day to celebrate both grandfathers and grandmothers, but Poland has two separate holidays. Grandmother's Day in Poland is celebrated on January 21, and Grandfather's Day (Dzień Dziadka) is observed a day later, on January 22.

Poland's Grandmother's Day was initiated by the Woman and Life magazine in 1965. As the holiday grew in popularity, the idea of celebrating Grandfather's Day as well emerged. It is unclear when Grandfather's Day was celebrated for the first time. It has probably been introduced in the 1980s.

Grandfather's Day is an unofficial secular holiday celebrated throughout Poland. On this day, children and adults express their appreciation and gratitude to their grandfathers by giving them small presents, often handmade.

Sometimes kindergartens and schools organize events to honor grandfathers, but other than that the holiday is typically a family event. Families enjoy small, private gatherings on the day. It is a perfect occasion to show your love and devotion to grandparents.

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