If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. You might even still be using the scented bath bubbles or wearing the tie you got on those fantastic days just a few months ago. But it’s the middle of summer, and with the kids home you deserve one more holiday. Fortunately the holiday gods have heard your call, and answered with….
That’s right, there’s one more day devoted entirely to you, the hard-working, devoted, completely committed parents of the world! Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July every year, it’s a day where you can rest, relax, and focus on you. The holiday was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, and has remained on the book ever since.
As parents it may just be a fantastic excuse for you to take a day to yourselves, but on the national level things are really heating up for Parents’ Day! Every year the Parents’ Day Council promotes the holiday through a wide range of events and activities. They even honor “Parents of the Year” at the local, state and national levels, truly recognizing the hard work that it takes to grow and nurture the next generation of citizens. It’s your work that accomplishes that feat, and we appreciate it!
Of course if you want to get in on the fun, you can help acknowledge the day by celebrating with other parents that you know. Many families celebrate by sending cards and gifts, including flowers and cakes, to the great parents they know, and sometimes even non-parents who play an active role in their children’s lives. From teachers to family friends to grandparents to everyone, it takes a village to raise a child and you know that every person deserves acknowledgement for their hard work.
Parent’s Day is on July 27th this year, so plan ahead and make sure to have a fantastic day! After all, you’ve earned it!