Parents Day

Parents Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July every year.  Parents Day was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents’ Day, although on a different date. United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said: “Replacing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a Parents’ Day should be considered, as an observance more consistent with a policy of minimizing traditional sex-based differences in parental roles.”

We encourage you to get involved in helping us recognize outstanding parents worthy of this recognition by establishing a Parents’ Day Selection Committee in your faith community or local area. Please also recommend such parents to your state’s National Parents’ Day Council affiliate or our national office for consideration to be selected “Parents of the Year” at the state or national level.  (www.parentsday.com)