Parents' Day

Origin of Parents' Day

Parents' Day Origin

Parents’ Day is an American event to commemorate the parents and families. Surprisingly this event was not even there two decades ago. It was only in the year 1994 that this event got officially accepted in U.S.A.

It is very hard to say when the idea of Parents’ Day actually came into picture. But it can be certainly said that this event born from the eternal desire of mankind to honor and appreciate parents-who are responsible for the upbringing of the new generation. Their enormous efforts and endurances had opened up a new horizon for the humankind.

Former President of America - Bill ClintonAs said earlier, Parents’ Day got its acceptance in the year 1994. President Mr. Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution and made law for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children."  It was decided that fourth Sunday of every July would be celebrated as Parents' Day, a perennial day of commemoration similar to the Mother's Day and Father's Day.

The tradition of celebrating Parents’ Day is relatively new. But within few years after its acceptance, the event has spread its wings to the whole world. The event is now widely adopted and joy of celebration is even more comparing to a decade ago. Though parents need to be venerated on each and every day for their fortitude that they show while raising their children, but commemorating them once a year with love and affection can also give them the recognition of their affection they showered on us. Some of us may say that, it is a duty for the parents to bring up their children in the best possible way. Of course it is, but a duty. They do it all because of the bondage of love and affection by which they are bonded to their children.