Day grandparents in Russia
Is often said that grandparents spoil grandchildren. They say, for the rigor and upbringing there are parents, but the task of the older generation not only to share experiences but also to the childhood of the kids went happily and cheerfully. And all my life then remember the grateful grandchildren of grandparents with love and respect.
Good to know
In many countries there is even a holiday dedicated to them. Day grandparents celebrated in Moldova, Poland, Italy and France. And this holiday has nothing to do with the world senior citizens ' day, which takes place annually on 1 October on the initiative of the United Nations. And rightly so, because not all of the older generation can rightly be called a grandmother or grandfather. After all, they might not be grandsons or children.
So, Day grandparents in Poland noted in two dates 21 and 22 January. This approach allows us to congratulate the older members of the family and to Express to each of them respect – after all, most traditional functions are different. Grandma almost always have the reputation of kulinarka, indulgent of their grandchildren delicious. And grandparents often tell stories, read books, play grandchildren fishing in the section or just on walks. Although sometimes these responsibilities can be quite different.
Not less like their elders in Moldova, Italy and France. There is a holiday that takes place on different days. In Italy and does it was established in 2005, the "first grandfather" of state, President Carlo Ciampi. He chose for such an important family Catholic feast day of guardian angels. And on the initiative of Turkey a similar festival began to celebrate the 8th of February, before Valentine's Day. This choice is intended to emphasize that all the events of our lives begin with a meeting of our grandparents.
The celebration in Russia
What is the situation in our country? Celebrated the Day of grandparents in Russia? Until recently, older relatives were deprived of their separate memorable date. But thanks to the Flower Bureau of Holland began to celebrate the Day of grandparents in Russia.
Now, 5 years October 28 is a holiday date for all happy owners of grandsons and granddaughters. It was first noted in 2009, and over time he just became more popular. Select the date to celebrate the grandparents in Russia is not accidental: the Slavs this day was very important. Because it is now forgotten feast of the family and strong family relations.
What would make a Day of grandparents in Russia?
Traditional gifts are chocolates, sweets, household items – everything that will emphasize the coziness of the home of the older generation. Especially please grandma simple kitchen appliances that can ease her work in the kitchen. Modern elderly people is quite at odds with most household appliances, but, of course, would be better if the gift is not too difficult to handle. By the way, to be closer to their grandparents, you can make them a gift, like a mobile phone. Now almost all specialized stores sell so-called "babushkiny" — easy to manage model, designed for those who find it difficult to keep up with the world of high technology.
Also in fashion the European tradition of giving grandparents houseplants in pots – in fact they are just as well cared about us, her grandkids, and was raised on joy. This approach is very touching and will surely like the elderly. Although any gift made by the grandkids, will occupy the most important place in their hearts.
Other gift options
Another great gift for the grandparents is a photo album with your joint photos or just portraits of all family members. It is especially significant for those who live far away from grandchildren and sees them infrequently. The photo album will be a good reminder that you appreciate and love your older relatives. And if it will be written and kind, good words, the gift is doubly meaningful. And if you think paper "last century", it is possible to introduce grandparents to the news – to give them a digital photo frame. It combines the functions of a photo album and decorative element of the interior.
Gift for grandfather's day in Russia?
We all know that unlike our European and Japanese retirees hit the ground running and after work activities often and love to travel. They can be seen in almost any country: the tanned, smiling people with cameras who relish every moment of his life. Unfortunately, our grandparents, this pastime is most often not afford. But perhaps it is the fact is they have a caring grandchildren. If you want to make them luxurious and memorable gift, get them a ticket to the sanatorium – to have a rest from sitting at home and saw the world, and health corrected – still in old age, it will definitely be useful. But if you have the desire and the opportunity, take them on a journey personally – what can be a wonderful and enjoyable for grandparents than to spend time with her grandchildren, and traveling.
And not have to go to exotic countries, because in Russia there are many interesting places to visit with high comfort, because grandparents are unlikely to want the extreme in the trip.
If anything, the most important, necessary and useful gift for elderly people is your attention and participation in their lives. Take a detour to visit them on the day of the grandparents for the weekend or just the evening for tea and cake. Talk to them about everything, help to do small chores around the house or fixing what is broken, or just spend time together. Ask them to share experiences, tell stories of their youth. After all, the love of his family, their support and participation in the life prolong life, give confidence in their usefulness and survive any difficulties. And from year to year from grandparents becomes, unfortunately, more. So help them every day, not just during celebrations.