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Grandmother's day & Grandfather's day in Poland


nikttaki 5 | 62  
21 Jan 2009 /  #1
the 21st of January is grandmother's day! :)) the 22nd - grandfather's day :)
Remember All :) I was surprised when I found out that it is not celebrated in Great Britain. The same like Woman's day in March... or maybe I am wrong?
Polonius3 994 | 12,380  
21 Jan 2009 /  #2
I'm not 100% sure but I think this was one of the Soviet-inspired occasions just like Dzień Kobiet (dień żenszczyny) on 8th March. Despite that suspect origin, it still is nice to have, esp. in view of the role played by grandparents in all the Slavonic nations.

BTW, did you know Polish males also have their special day? It is the feast day of the Forty Martyrs (Święto Czterdziestu Męczenników), celebrated, I believe, in late December. All married men and some unmarried ones can equate with that occasion.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
21 Jan 2009 /  #3
hmmm, tbh i have never heard about Święto Czterdziestu Męczenników...

maybe it has sth to do with my age ;) lol

i heard about man/boyfriend day, cebrated, hmmm, around september ?, hmmm, not sure though...

I also noticed that in GB, mothers day is celebrated different day than in PL...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
21 Jan 2009 /  #4
I also noticed that in GB, mothers day is celebrated different day than in PL...

This is indeed a fact.
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
21 Jan 2009 /  #5
the differences make the world interesting.
esek 2 | 228  
21 Jan 2009 /  #6
I also noticed that in GB, mothers day is celebrated different day than in PL...

and I haven't..... please describe ;]

Related: Father's Day - what to write in Polish?

tomorrow, in norway, its fathers day.. and I wonder what to write in the card from the kids.. do anyone know any polish poems or something that is usuall to write in the card in poland?
OP nikttaki 5 | 62  
22 Jan 2009 /  #7
here we go esek: mothersdaycelebration.com/mothers-day-uk.html

according to the link above, this year, it falls on the 10th of May (in GB), and in PL, on the 26th of May.

I prefer this one:

Tato, Tato ukochany,
my życzenia Ci składamy.
Przesyłamy jakby z procy,
sto całusów z całej mocy!

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