Parents’ Day is celebrated in South Korea on May 8 and in the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July.
South Korea started celebrated this day in the year 1973. Earlier May 8 was celebrated as a day dedicated to all Mothers but later it is replaced as a “Parents’ Day”.
The United States started celebrating this day in the year 1944 when there was a Presidentship of Bill Clinton. June 1st has also been said as a day dedicated to parents’ as “Global Day of Parents” by the United Nations.
In the Philippines, Parents’ Day is celebrated o the 1st Monday of December.
Global Day of Parents was celebrated by the United Nations which has been approved by UN General Assembly in 2012, which says give honor to your parents. It is celebrated in different countries on different dates.
International Day of Families
The issue related to the families was noted by the United Nations in the 1980s.
On 9th December 1989 during resolution, the General Assembly said that 1944 was the International Year of the Family, and in the resolution of 1993, they decide that May 15th will be observed as International Day for the Families every year.
Even now many educational programs are also being provided by the UN for parents aiming to promote stability in the family.
How is the Global Day of Parents celebrated?
All over the world, Parents Day is celebrated on different days in different countries.
But the main aim behind this day is to appreciate your parents, give them proper respect, love, and care which they deserve, etc.
As a child think once about those children’s who have lost their parents or are parentless, how they feel.
International Parents Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July in many countries. It is the day to celebrate all that parents have done for us.
We celebrate the love, guidance, and dedication they have put to raise us. This is the day to give their sacrifices and care an emotional strength and respect by giving them the love and care which they deserve.
There is a day dedicated to all Children same thing has been done for the Parents and it is International rights.
Many countries also give a holiday on this day for giving respect to the parents who are working and to let their children understand their parents’ sacrifices and they can learn to appreciate their parents.
On this day mostly Children spent quality time with their parents, visits them. They greet them.
It has been said that when we were kids, we don’t understand our parents’ love and care but when we have our kids then we come to know the parents were right and we also appreciate them.
Even we plan a vacation with our parents.
Parents deserve to be appreciated for everything that they have done for us. They dedicate the many years of their life to raising us, worked hard to fulfil our needs and demands.
The appreciation to our parents should not be restricted to a day yet everyone likes and loves to celebrate a special day, as we celebrate our birthday, parents too feel special when there is a day dedicated to them.
In many countries it is mandatory to present flowers or gifts to parents as a token of love and appreciation, somewhere children organized events and perform for their parents and give speeches.
Whatever be the mode, the main aim of this day is to show some appreciation and love to your parents.
Importance of Parents’ in our life
Parents play an important and tremendous role in the development of the child. Their roles and importance cannot be defined.
Parents fulfil every need of their child which helps them to develop, they make us educate. They want us to study and work hard to become successful in our life.
Some parents educate their students as they didn’t get that chance to educate themselves, so they educate us to fulfil their dreams in us.
They provide us with the best facilities, they give us their unconditional love and affection.
Support of the family is very important in everyone’s life. As family teaches us good values and discipline and the importance of relationships.
“Parents’ are the only ones in this big world who is our best friend, only they will be helping us in our hard times, they will be ready to catch you whenever you will fall.”
Importance of Family
A day like this makes one realizes the importance of family. A family will not run or functions well without parents. Parents work hard to hold their families together.
This day has been proclaimed for parents to make their kids realized the kind of efforts their parents have put to maintain the love of stability in the family.
Maybe this day is new in the list of memorable days we celebrate, but the reasons are deep and true. This is the one day when families come together all over the world and celebrate the importance of parents.
Quotes: International Parents day
1. At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. – Jane D. Hull
2. We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher
3. One of the greatest titles in the world is the parent and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. – Jim DeMint
4. Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. – Matthew Jacobson
5. Love as powerful as your mothers for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. – J.K. Rowling
6. It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. – Roald Dahl
Say Thank You!
The best way to celebrate International Parents’ Day is to thank your parents not only one day but say thank you to them every day for what they have done for us.
Despite visiting them on occasion keep your parents at your home, take care of them.
If due to the current scenario of coronavirus you are thinking you will get affected, then try to connect with them using technology; send them a text, call them or do a video call and thank them for sacrificing their lives in raising us. Another technique to celebrate this day is you can send flowers or cards to your parents.
Short message for the children for their parents
” There is no friendship, no love, like your parents, have for their child. Never do complain about what your parents have given you or couldn’t give you, they have provided you with the best they can give. They spent their whole life in fulfilling our needs.
They never thought of their needs, they have always thought of fulfilling their child’s needs first. But once they grow old, we started to forget them, about their needs, even we don’t provide love to them nor gives time. In this world, the most beautiful relationship is of Parents and their children and we should make our parents smile for no reason.
Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. But a parent is one who puts their child above their own selfish needs and wants. So, Children kindly make your parents feel everyday special, thanks to them.
Dear Mom and Dad, thank you for making my life so special and full of joy and happiness. I remember my childhood days when you make me smile whenever I get hurt or I’m sad. You always motivate me and support me when I feel low and make my day brighter with your love and care.”
Thank you for being the best parents in the world. I love you both and thank you for bringing me into this world and providing me with everything I have wished for.
Happy Parents’ Day!
~ Mahi R
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