Parent’s Day Date
Unlike so many other special days, Parent’s day was not the brainchild of someone. In the year 1994 the then president William Jefferson Clinton, popularly known as Bill Clinton, signed into law the resolution establishing the fourth Sunday of every July as Parent’s day, a day commemorating Parent’s collective role, akin to mothers’ day and fathers’ day. According to the congressional resolution, Parent’s day serves the purpose of “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children”.
Parents have an imperative and indispensable role in starting a family, which brings with it a host of responsibilities and commitments. The family comprising the parents and children has remained the fundamental institution that sustains the child. This holds true for every culture and time period. However, over the past several decades, self-fulfillment and self-gratification have taken precedence over moral values. This goes against the very essence of parenthood as parenting involves unconditionally loving kids. As people increasingly turn to popular culture, the society grapples in the throes of family breakdowns, youth violence, and many other anomalies. This calls for a stock-taking of the kind of nurturing of children that parents are engaging in. This is another important reason for celebrating Parent’s day. It provides an opportunity to recognize and promote parenting as the integral function of families. Though this day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July every year in the United States and many other countries, not all celebrate it on the same day.
- Parent’s Day Korea
The Republic of Korea celebrates its annual Parent’s day on the eighth of May. This date was originally celebrated as mothers’ day which eventually got converted to Parent’s day. Though it is not a national holiday for Koreans, the celebrations are nonetheless fervent. Children pay tribute to their parents and even grandparents usually gifting them a carnation or a rose and singing a Parent’s day themed song. It is a special time for the people and the streets and squares exude a joyful look as children and young people try to help elderly people as a gesture of their reverential benevolence.
- Parent’s Day In Vietnam
People in Vietnam observe this particular day on the seventh of July every year. Children honor their parents by buying gifts, carnations and greeting cards for them. The celebrations are done with great zest and the younger ones enjoy making handmade greeting cards to express their love. Various activities are organized for the day and many kids try to cook meals for their parents to give them respite from their daily routine.
Parents Day 2018: Sunday July 22