This year's Grandparents' Day focused on the prevention of loneliness and connecting generations. In 2021, Grandparents' Day was celebrated on Friday, October 1, and the following day, October 2, belongs, in the Christian calendar, to guardian angels. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and the Embassy in Prague supports the initiative.
The central flower for Grandparents Day this year was the Gerbera, supplied by the Dutch company Dümmen Orange. The Gerberas were used by florists as well as by children in different workshops, which took place the entire week, to create rich and beautiful flower bouquets that were delivered to senior homes. Grandparents Day represents a truly sincere festive opportunity to thank grandparents for their love, support, and practical help.
Grandparents are an important social and often an economic part of the family. On top, during the Corona pandemic, it is important to stay connected. Loneliness is a risk, especially for the elderly. The pandemic reminds us how rare and unique the relationship is between grandparents and their grandchildren.
In Czechia, it was for the second time that Grandparents Day was given special attention. This year's Grandparents' Day focused on fighting loneliness and connecting generations.
For more information:
Ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality of the Netherlands