Every year, July 25th is celebrated as the Global Day of Parents, in India. Also known as Parent’s Day, it is celebrated to recognise the efforts of our parents in raising their children and helping them to achieve their goals and ambitions. The role of parents in society is a remarkable one, they are the driving forces in making their children achieve milestones in life and they provide emotional support, motivation to do good for society. This day highlights the importance of parents and their efforts and contributions. Keep reading to know more about Global Day of Parents!
“Our parents deserve our honour and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this, they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.” – Ezra Taft Benson
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History of Global Day of Parents
Global Day of Parents is a unique day. It is celebrated to honour the selfless acts and sacrifices of parents across the globe. June 1st is celebrated as Global Day of Parents every year to mark the resolutions proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to honour parents. However, the celebration dates may vary in countries. The day was marked as Global Day of Parents by the UN General Assembly to recognise the role of responsible parenting in everyday life. For instance, in the USA it is celebrated on July 4th, in India on 25th July and in Korea on May 8th.
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The day is celebrated not only to highlight the importance of commitments and sacrifices made by parents for their children across the world but also to acknowledge parents. It is a United Nations (UN) observance day. The most significant purpose of the day is to provide everyone a day in their busy lives to appreciate their parents and parental figures for the role they have played in making us who we are today.
The day is celebrated as a mark of respect and appreciation to parents for their selfless commitment to children, and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. This day is meant for all countries to come together and thank those who gave them this life and helped them in becoming the best version of themselves. The day holds significance because the UNGA in its resolution noted that children should grow up in a family environment of happiness, love and understanding for the development of their personality.
Global Day of Parents Theme 2021
The theme for Global Day of Parents is different every year.
- Global Day of Parents 2021 Theme – ‘Appreciate all parents throughout the world.
- Global Day of Parents 2020 Theme – “Honor Your Parents!”
How to Celebrate this Parent’s Day?
Various campaigns and educational programs across the globe to celebrate Parent’s Day and to honour parents and also encourage stability within nuclear families. Certain organizations also use this day for promoting the model of a two-parent nuclear family.
To celebrate Parent’s Day children spend quality time with their parents across the globe. They make sure they visit their parents and have a good time with them. Here are some other ways to celebrate Parent’s Day with your parents –
- Wish your parents and tell them you are grateful for them and everything that they have done for you.
- As kids, we often don’t understand the contributions and sacrifices made by our parents and in return, they only ask us for our time. So make sure you spend ample time with your parents this Parents Day.
- As a surprise, you may also plan a vacation for your parents and take them wherever they want to visit.
Across the globe, parents’ day is celebrated on different days. However, the aim of the day remains the same i.e. to ensure parents get the love and appreciation they deserve. This day is also in tribute to those parents who lost their lives. This is the day to thank your parents and tell them how much you love them for the sacrifices, nurturing care, and emotional strength.
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So, this Parent’s Day on 25th July, make sure you tell your parents how much you love and respect them. This was all about Parent’s Day 2021. Hope you found this blog to be informative and insightful. For more such content, stay connected with Leverage Edu!