With the world turning smaller every day, Parent's Day is now observed with much warmth in several countries. Like with every other holiday, the traditions associated to Parent's Day vary from one nation to other though the objective of celebrating the holiday remains the same - to honor and acknowledge the untiring efforts of parents in raising their children. Go through this informative article and acquaint yourself with Parent's Day Traditions in various nations of the world. To share this article with your friends and near ones, simply click here. Wish you a Happy Parent's Day!
Parent's Day in the United States is more or less a combination of
Father's Day and Mother's Day.
The occasion is quite enthusiastically
celebrated across the country on the fourth Sunday of every July.
Traditionally, the holiday is mainly observed by young children who
present their parents with greeting cards, flowers and small gifts. Many
children on this day get up earlier than their parents to make
breakfasts for them and thus give them a treat. The occasion also
witnesses many children organizing enjoyable activities like song or
dramatic performances to provide entertainment to their parents. In
turn, parents are found to take their kids out for a sumptuous dinner in
the evening. Korea
Devotion to parents and ancestors was always considered the highest of
all virtues in traditional Korean society. Hence it is quite
understandable how important an occasion is Parent's Day in Korea, both
for kids as well as grown ups.
Here the occasion is dedicated not only
to parents but also parental figures like parents-in-law and
grandparents and even elderly people. While adults hand over greetings
and gifts (electronic items, medicine therapy and even beauty treatment
packages) to their parents, children usually honor their parents and
grandparents with red carnations and the singing of songs themed to
Parent's Day. Annually, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family
Affairs rewards exemplary figures of filial devotion on this occasion.
In towns, elderly people make it a point to take part in special
ceremonies that big temples and other cultural institutes organize
during this occasion for their entertainment. In South Korea, the
streets and squares of Seoul wear a festive appearance on Parent's Day.
Everywhere, children and young people try to help elderly people, even
perfect strangers, with their kind assistance.
Traditionally, Parent's Day in Vietnam is celebrated mainly by little
children and teenagers who buy gifts, carnations and greeting cards for
their parents. Many young ones prefer to make handmade greetings to
convey their feelings better. But most prefer to use this day to spend
time with their parents. As in the U.S., many kids here cook up early
meals and even organize entertaining performances for their parents.