Parents’ Day is celebrated worldwide on the fourth Sunday of July. This year it will be celebrated on 22ndJuly. It’s a special day dedicated to parents and it is observed in the honor of uplifting parenthood. It is an excellent time for celebration, merry-making, get- together and reliving the moments of childhood spent with parents. Though Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were already being celebrated, there was no such day which celebrated both the parents together till Bill Clinton, the president of America took the initiative and filled in the void.
In US, organizations, citizens, federal, local governments as well the legislative assemblies encourage Parents’ Day through several activities, proclamations and educational efforts.
Parents’ Day is a holiday observed for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children”. Children can express their love and gratitude to their parents for their love, support and care.
Parents’ Day is a time to send cards and gifts to parents and to people who play a role of parental importance in the lives of the children. It is a time when families are united over parties, lunch or dinner. Organizations such as the United Civil Rights Councils of America or the local church services give special tribute to the parents who are seen as role models. “Parents of the year” is the honor given by the council at national, state and local levels.
Parents are the best friends for life. There’s no one who understands us better than parents do. Spending the weekend together or doing what they love to do most are the things that you can do to make this Parents’ Day special for them and letting them know that you care.