1st June- Global Parents Day

  • World Parents Day or Global Parents Day is essential as we honour the most important people in our lives.
  • Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents for their “selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.”
  • Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children.
  • President Bill Clinton, signed an agreement to commemorate Parents Day to promote parental responsibilities and family commitment.
  • Parents’ Day was primarily a celebration that started in countries like the United States of America, the Philippines and South Korea.
  • The United States of America celebrated Parents Day on the fourth Sunday of July every year, and South Korea celebrated Parents Day on the 8th of May every year.
  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day as a celebration since 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292.
  • Even though the Global Day of Parents is a worldwide celebration, but it is not a national holiday.
  • The theme for Global Day of Parents 2021 is undecided yet. The year 2020 theme focused on ‘Appreciate all parents throughout the world’. The year 2019 theme was ‘Honour your parents.’
  • Since the 1980s, the important role of the family has increasingly come to the attention of the international community.
  • The General Assembly adopted a number of resolutions and proclaimed the International Year of the Family and the International Day of Families.