Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents is observed next on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 (238 days from today).

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Global Day of Parents is celebrated on June 1st each year that is a great chance to honor parents as well as their commitment to children in the world.

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared it a Global Day of Parents for the first time. Parenting is one of the most popular experiences, but certainly not a walk in the park. For one, it has its challenges long before babies are even born. With so many complications from pregnancy, just having healthy parents is something to be grateful for. And while many of us don't like being cuddled up with cleaning our rooms, someone has to help us fend off a dust rabbit infestation. Honestly, if we had never learned to handle such petty responsibilities, we would have had no hope of dealing with the adult world. As the result, let's use Global Day of Parents to say thank to our first teachers and nurturers. And if you're a parent, pamper yourself.

History of Global Day of Parents

Parents are lighthouses in a child's life. They lay the foundation for children and nurture and equip them with the skills they need throughout life. Parents protect their children and make selfless sacrifices to ensure their growth.

Children spend Global Day of Parents in order to show gratitude to their parents as well as thank them about all things that parents have done for them. Indeed, our relationship with our parents is the most genuine and important that most of us will ever have, and their dedication to us is respected and cherished on this day. Those of us who have friendships with parents and are able to have a healthy relationship based on trust and respect rather than authority or strict guardianship are the lucky ones. Having good parents is a blessing indeed.

This happens both ways; parents also realize that they have primary responsibility for their children and the importance of their role in the development of their children. It is essential for a child to grow up in a healthy environment and parents are the best role models for that. Studies show that the trauma and emotional trauma that children endure greatly impede their development and outlook on life, and are an overall barrier to achieve the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. It may not seem like much in terms of value, but parenting has an impact on economic prosperity and social development.

During the 1980s, the United Nations began to focus on issues related to the family, and how a child's emotional and mental well-being translates into other areas of development on a large scale. On December 9th, 1989, 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family by the General Assembly. In another resolution in 1993, May 15th was decided as the date to observe the International Day of Families every year.

On September 17th, 2012, the United Nations declared June 1st as the celebration of Global Day of Parents. The day aims to stimulate awareness of the importance of parenthood and its role in providing the protection and tools needed for positive development in children. After all, parents are the first teachers and human interactions with which a child comes into contact. All parents, children, teachers, and organizations celebrate Global Day of Parents together in order to promote parenting effectively.

Campaigns and educational programs are also widely organized for parents and to encourage stability in nuclear families. Related organizations also use this day to promote the nuclear family model of two parents.

Tradition of Global Day of Parents

There are many holidays in the year that we appreciate and express our gratitude and love for our grandparents. While the tradition for Global Day of Parents is similar to the traditions of other celebrations such as Mother's Day and Father's Day, today, people go beyond simply giving gifts and flowers. Acknowledging that parenting is difficult and that parents have tried their best, children will repay and support their parents with the very TLC they gave them.

Global Day of Parents is an official holiday created by the United Nations; therefore, there are many special events and programs and nights of entertainment.

How to celebrate Global Day of Parents

  • Read as much as possible about this day

It is unnecessary to go anywhere to learn about this special day. Really, there's a lot of good information on the UN website, so you don't technically need to get out of bed. Of course, we don't recommend napping all day if you have small things like work or kids to worry about. However, if browsing the Internet isn't enough, consider visiting your local library. Obviously, this parenting is a pretty big deal.

  • Share your thoughts on parenting with others

Want to hear stories about what happens when you leave a child alone with a marker? We won't spoil the ending, but there's no better day to find it. In addition to funny stories, you may also come across a few useful tips. In fact, some of the best things come from your parents. Therefore, when you drop by, do not be afraid to ask for some business secrets. If you are not ready, try to get some cookies or something out of the deal.

  • Watch parent and child movie

As you can see, Global Day of Parents is a family day and you should spend time on watching a family movie. There are a lot of movies with the participation of parents and children. Whether it's sci-fi, action, or drama, there's one thing you can be sure of: there will be a heart-to-heart talk (not "the talk") and it will give you a serious case of feeling. The special thing here is that in any form, a family is still a family. We think it's safe to say that the Lion King has proven that a horse and a meerkat can make excellent guardians.


Global Day of Parents has been observed annually on June 1st.


Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Sunday, June 1st, 2025

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United Nations General Assembly on September 17th, 2012

Also on Thursday, June 1st, 2023

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