National Parents Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of every July. This year the day falls on July 22. National Parents Day is celebrated to appreciate all parents in the world for the level of dedication, commitment and sacrifice made by them to run a beautiful family. It is a day which combines the ides of Fathers Day and Mothers Day together. The parent can be one’s mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers, stepmothers and stepfathers, and foster mothers and fathers and what is important is their contribution to society. Honour your parents for making you who you are today. Parents are the children’s first love, first teacher, role model, protector, etc., for everyone. A happy family structure is essential and plays a significant role in the future of the kids, so it is the hands of parents to grow their children right. By doing so, the parent is helping society to run smoothly and peacefully. Hard-work, affection and unconditional love of parents can never be matched with anything in the world. Best way to mark this day is by taking some time to spend with your parents, chatting and having some fun. It is also crucial for you to express your feelings and gratitude for your parents, especially on National Parents Day.
“One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint
History of National Parents Day
National Parents Day was established by President Bill Clinton in the year 1994 by signing a Congressional Resolution into Law for recognising, uplifting, and encouraging the role of parents in the rearing of children. Republican Senator Trent Lott introduced the bill. Parents Day was created to promote the importance of the role played by parents in raising future generations. National Parents Day encourages parents to be more responsible which may indeed need commitment, love and care. It motivates the idea of the traditional parenting system, that is two-parent family. It also celebrates the love bondage between the parents and children. So on this day, every parent must realise their responsibility and duty in growing their kids that are good for the family and the nation.
Happy National Parents Day Quotes
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull
“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki
“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham
“My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan
“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato
“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” – Frank A. Clark
“Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” – Benjamin Franklin
“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant
“Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde
“Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.” – Ogden Nash
“My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.” – Susana Martinez
Other Celebrations on July 22
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How to celebrate National Parents Day
On National Parents Day, children can present their parents some gifts, flowers, cakes, cards, or can even surprise them with an expensive gift or by cooking dinner for them, etc. National Parents Day is a day to show your gratitude for them for being a fantastic parent. You can also invite your families and friends of your father and mother to celebrate the day together. You can step up to help them with their works and other house chores. Images of parents and children working together are used to promote the day. On National Parents Day, think of all hardships and sacrifices made by your parents to bring the best for you, so never let them down. Best way to celebrate the day is by having a peaceful conversation with your parents. Make it a point not to use your cell phones on this day as most parents hate electronic gadgets. Parents always love to spend time their kids, so allow some time for them each day. Post pictures and share your National Parents Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #NationalParentsDay.