National Single Parent's Day
National Single Parent's Day is observed next on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 (29 days from today).
In the United States, the number of children with single parents has increased significantly since the 1960s. Statistics for 1980 show that the number of single families in this country is 19.5%. Between 1980 and 2009, this figure rose to 29.5 percent. This is due to more women choosing to have children without getting married, as well as an increase in the number of couples getting divorced. In 2010, 40.7% of babies in the US were born to single mothers. Being a single father and mother of children is indeed not easy. When a position is vacated, single parents need to double their role and that of that vacancy in order to provide a better life for their children. And to recognize the effort, honor the dedication and sacrifice in the process of raising single children, recognize the difficulties and hardships that single fathers and mothers are facing to raise children in the future, National Single Parent Day is celebrated annually on March 21 of each year. This day is also an opportunity for people to have a more favorable view of single parents.
Parenting can be a challenge. Doing it without a partner doubles the burden. Regardless of choice or circumstance, single parents carry a heavy burden. Between work, school, daycare, doctor visits, and the list goes on, there's only so much one can do.
Many single parents seek support from their family. Like other families, grandparents, siblings, and other extended families help. It is important that they do. Making someone a bad parent doesn’t come from being a single parent at all. There are many single parents who will agree that with the care and love of two parents, the children will enjoy more benefit. However, parental love and supporting cast often get the job done, too.
History of National Single Parents Day
Janice Moglen was known as the founder of National Single Parents Day. In 1984, in the hope that one day that Singles' Day might gain the recognition of many associated with Mother's Day and Father's Day, she wrote an article. She partnered with Parents without a Partner and started petitions asking the states to declare single parenting day recognition. March 21 coincided with the birth of Unmarried Parents, beginning on March 21, 1957. March 21, 1984 as National Single Parenting Day was declared in proclamation 5166 that was presented and signed by President Ronald Reagan.
How to observe National Single Parents Day
Among us, if you know a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or anyone who is a single parent. Feel free to support and appreciate them because what they are doing is truly amazing. Make this a special day for the single parents you know. If you are a single parent, you don’t need to feel lonely, National Single Parents Day is an opportunity for you to connect with people who are in the same situation as you. You can take part in the single parent’s community to share daily life with them, receive valuable sharing and sympathy from them. In addition to single parents, this day is also for you to be more comfortable sharing with others. By the way, share your stories and your activities on national single parent’s day on social media with hashtag #NationalSingleParentDay on your post and positive messages to spread to everyone around.
ObservedNational Single Parent's Day has been observed annually on March 21st.
Monday, March 21st, 2022
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Thursday, March 21st, 2024
Friday, March 21st, 2025
Saturday, March 21st, 2026