Significance of Parents’ Day 2019
Parents’ Day 2019 is a holiday celebrated, annually, on the fourth Sunday of July that combines the concepts of a Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day. It is a day that commemorates parenthood and appreciates all parents (including mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers, stepmothers and stepfathers, and foster mothers and fathers) as well as their contribution to society.
History of Parents’ Day
The History of Parents’ Day 2019 dates to 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law. The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents’ Day 2019 is established for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children”.
Traditions of Parents’ Day 2019
As a part of Parents’ Day 2019 traditions, children send cards or gifts to their parents or parent figures or make a special effort to them, some people to send gifts, including flowers, cakes and food hampers. It is also a time for families to come together for lunches or dinners. Special tributes to parental figures are made through local announcements at church services or at local community events.
When is Parents’ Day 2019
Parents’ Day is not a federal holiday and falls on the fourth Sunday of July. The date of the Holiday changes each year but always remains on a Sunday.