Grandparents' Day, as well as Mother's Day and Father's Day, is an American invention. The first official celebration took place in 1978, however, it didn't manage to become as popular as other family-relating holidays in the world. At the same time many countries adopt special days to celebrate grandparents and their contribution to upbringing of children.
Italy is believed to be the first European country to establish Grandparents' Day at the national level. This event took place in 2005 and since then Italian grandparents annually celebrate La Festa dei Nonni. Unfortunately, this holiday is still not very popular, but the government spends much time to promote it.
Did you know, that Italian Grandparents' Day has its official flower and song? While the song changes from time to time, the flower remains the same. It's forget-me-not, one of the most popular garden flowers in Europe.Remind me with Google Calendar
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