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Parents Day
Parents Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July. A dive into the past tells us about the history and origin of Parents Day.

Parents Day History

Parents Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, every year, to mark an expression of gratitude and a sense of thankfulness from every child to his/her parents. Parents are people who are not only responsible for bringing us to this world, but also for nurturing us to sustain in this human race. They imbibe in us positive qualities and make us better human beings. They support us right from the time we are born to the time we leave this world. Parents Day presents the perfect opportunity to thank them for everything that they do for us.

Parent's Day does not have a centuries-old history. Talking about the origin of the day, it was formulated in 1994, by US President Bill Clinton, in his presidential term in White House. He realized that there was a Mother's Day that was celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year and also a Father's Day that was celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year. However, there still existed a void among people. There was no day which commemorated the efforts of both the parents together. It was then that Parent's Day took shape. He signed into law a resolution that was cohesively adopted by US Congress also.

With the signing of the resolution, fourth day of July was realized as the day to rejoice the endeavor of our parents together. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents' Day is established for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." The establishment of Parents' Day was the result of a bipartisan, multiracial and interfaith coalition of religious, civic and elected leaders, who recognized the need for promotion of responsible parenting in the society and uplifting the ideal parental role models, especially for the nation's children.

Since its inception, Parents Day celebrations have been encouraged worldwide. Parents are a source of hope, help, stability and love for their children. They teach children important values like courage, integrity, compassion, self-reliance, reverence, and respect for others. Parenthood is a privilege which brings along with itself a lot of responsibilities. All the responsibilities are magnificently met by our parents and so it lies on our part to realize their hard work and give them a token of love. Parents Day offers exemplary opportunity to express gratefulness and appreciation for their efforts.