National Only Child Day
National Only Child Day is observed next on Friday, April 12th, 2024 (127 days from today).
National Only Child Day is celebrated on April 12 every year. This complements National Siblings Day. Of course, what will people who are only children of their parents do on International Siblings Day? Therefore, they should have a special anniversary for themselves.
It is sometimes said that only children tend to be selfish, spoiled, and narcissistic. But what they don't realize is that most of the time, an only child feels lonely because they don't get to experience the work of having a sibling in their life. It is true that despite this, an only child will receive more attention from its parents, mainly because it can only give attention to him or her. However, stereotypes about only children should be erased and prevented from our minds forever. There are many good people who are the only children of their parents. Therefore, to make all the only children loved and appreciated by all people around the world, which is the purpose of National Only Child Day.
History of National Only Child Day
On April 12, the only National Children's Day celebrates a child, a child without siblings, one and children. You know who you are. There are more friends today than in decades past.
According to Pew Research, the number of families with only child has increased doublets since 1970. In 2014, statistics showed that 22% of women aged 40-44 had only one child. Compared to data from the US Census Bureau, the statistics continue to trend upward.
There is a matter that these statics don't show that being an only child comes with certain conditions and some traps. Many children have shared about the benefits about no need to wait if you would like to use the bathroom; it means that unless they live in a multi-generational household. Their parents' interests are rarely divided because there aren't many siblings who claim their care - unless, of course, the only child is raised by a single parent who is working to do two, maybe three jobs.
Only children also tend to feel safe and loved. Since the finances are not split between siblings, as they grow up, they often have a choice about extracurricular activities. These activities have the added benefit of social interaction and friendship.
We can surmise exactly why this day started. Maybe one person or some people think that we have all kinds of family holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day and Sibling's Day but we don't have any for them. That's why we celebrate the only National Children's Day so that children have a special day just for them.
Reasons for celebration of National Only Child Day
Here are the main reasons why you should celebrate National Only Child Day:
- To have a great opportunity for you
Perhaps you yourself are an only child. If so, here are all the reasons for you to celebrate this special day. Remember you are not alone in this world even if you are an only child. Growing up can be difficult without a sibling around. However, you are still loved by your parents, relatives and friends.
- For your friends or family
Or perhaps you may know a friend or relative who is an only child. If so, you should celebrate this special day for them. Let them know about how favorite they are and appreciated by you. They will certainly appreciate your action.
How to celebrate of National Only Child Day
Here are some great ideas on how you can celebrate National Children Only Day in the best way possible:
- Does something fun?
Have you had any ideas for this holiday? A great way to commemorate National Only Child Day is to do something fun for yourself if you are an only child. You can go to the mall, shop and watch some movies. You can do any things you want on your own.
- Spend time with your parents
You can also celebrate this day by spending quality time with your parents. You can actually suggest some activities you'd like to do with them. It is a great opportunity for them to fulfill your wishes because this day is a special one for an only child just like you.
- Give a gift to the only child you know
You can also celebrate this day by giving a gift to someone you know is an only child. They deserve to be appreciated and loved on this day and so you should dedicate that to them.
- Celebrate on social media
You can also put your celebration of this day on social media. For example, you can use the hashtag #NationalOnlyChildDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this important day.
ObservedNational Only Child Day has been observed annually on April 12th.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Friday, April 12th, 2024
Saturday, April 12th, 2025
Sunday, April 12th, 2026