Grandmothers' Day in Germany Date in the current year: October 9, 2016

Grandmothers' Day in Germany Grandparents, as well as mothers and fathers, deserve their own holiday, when all grandchildren could say “thank you” to their grandmothers and grandfathers. German kids have such an opportunity on the second Sunday in October, since it's Grandmothers' Day.

Grandmothers' Day (Omatag) was established in Germany in 2010 and the first celebration took place in 2011. This holiday is still not very widespread among Germans, but it attracts much attention and it's promoted by the Senior Citizens Union. It took more than 30 years to establish this holiday at the notational level, let's hope, it won't take so long to make it popular in every village, town and city in Germany.

The idea of celebration of Grandmothers' Day is rather simple: grandchildren should spend more time with their grandparents and appreciate everything they do. Nobody pays them for their work as a babysitter and all their efforts to bring up their grandchildren. And, of course, nobody pays them for being the best grandmothers in the world. Every grandmother would appreciate handmade presents or cards from her grandchildren and a bouquet from her children.

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