Not everyone is fully familiar with the fabulous
occasion called Parent's Day. It was only in 1994 that this beautiful
holiday was established in the U.S. and since then has steadily been gaining
prominence not only in America but also in various other nations. Check out
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That Parent's Day was not there even two decades back would come as a
surprise to many. Yet it is a fact that it was only in 1994 that the
holiday got an official acceptance in the U.S.A.
It is hard to pinpoint the exact time when the idea of having a Parent's
Day was really born. However, the holiday can be said to stem from the
eternal human desire to honor and appreciate parents - those special
beings upon whom lie the foundation of a new generation, whose enormous
effort results in the creation of a better species of humankind that can
show a new direction to the world.
In the U.S.A., Parent's Day was born out of a united effort of several
religious, civic and elected leaders, who felt the need of an occasion
to promote responsible parenting in the society, to highlight the
important roles parents have in the successful raising of their children
and to uphold the ideal parental role models for the benefit of the new
Parent's Day was officially established in 1994 with the sincere efforts
of the then US President Bill Clinton. During his presidential term in
White House, Clinton felt that despite having a Father's Day and a
Mother's Day that honored fathers and mothers individually there existed
a void. Raising children in a proper way requires the presence and
combined endeavor of both parents and hence there needed to be an
occasion that appreciated parents collectively. The President strived to
establish Parent's Day and this was realized when he signed into law a
resolution for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of
parents in the rearing of children." This resolution was cohesively
adopted by the U.S. Congress. It would establish the American
celebration of Parent's Day on the fourth Sunday of every July.
Today, Parents' Day is observed in the U.S. annually on the fourth
Sunday of every July. It is also celebrated in many other countries such
as the Republic of Korea, Vietnam and India. Irrespective of where it is
held, it is an occasion for children to express their gratitude and
appreciation for parents and acknowledge their untiring efforts in
bringing them up.
The tradition of celebrating the parents’ day is relatively new. But within few years of time the whole world has thoroughly adopted the culture of celebrating the day with joy and pleasure. Even though the parents deserve reverence on each and every day but the notion of remembering their sacrifices for their children at least once a year with plenty of affection and love has got the recognition in Europe. On that note European countries have also started observing the day from 2011. However Europe thought it in different way. The celebrations are being held in May. The main man who is responsible to bring the custom into existence in Europe is Marcel De Baukeleer, general secretary of Parent’s Network Flanders vzw. He was the man who took the initiative and organized the occasion. The culture of observing the day is slowly but surely spreading in the youth of Europe as well.