Global Day of Parents 2024: Theme, Significance, History, Celebration, Quotes

Global Day of Parents is celebrated every year on 1st June. The day aims at encouraging people to honor parents and everything they do for their children and is celebrated with a theme revolving around parents and their contribution in making their children’s future. It is celebrated all over the globe with great enthusiasm and even the United Nations hold many events and campaigns respecting parents.

Global Day of Parents 2024 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Global Day of Parents for the next 5 years.

Global Day of Parents 2024June 01, 2024Saturday
Global Day of Parents 2025June 01, 2025Sunday
Global Day of Parents 2026June 01, 2026Monday
Global Day of Parents 2027June 01, 2027Tuesday

Global Day of Parents 2024 Overview

EventGlobal Day of Parents 2024
DateJune 01
Declared byUnited Nations
PurposeTo recognize the vital role played parents in caring for their children

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Significance of Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate parents all over the world for the commitment and sacrifice they made to nurture their children’s life. The day also recognizes the value of family and how it is important for children to grow up in a family environment with presence of both parents, i.e., mother and father.

Global Day of Parents History

The origin of Global Day of Parents goes back to 1983 when focus was given on the issues revolving around families. It was the Economic and Social Council, the Commission for Social Development that made a request to the Secretary-General to provide more attention on the problems that affect the family unit and how those problems can be solved.

On December 9 1989, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 1994 as the International Year of the Family followed up by another resolution deciding May 15th to be observed annually as International Day of Families. A final proclamation was issued by the UN in 2012 to observe 1st June as the Global Day of Parents. The first Global Day of Parents was then observed in 2013 and ever since then.

Global Day of Parents 2024 Theme & Celebration

Many special parenting and parent related events are organized by different government and non-government organizations, pro-family and several communities for celebrating Global Day of Parents. People get together with their families and spend more time with their parents. They go to picnic, watch movies, have lunch or dinner or perform other activities together with their families. Generally, a theme is decided every year to celebrate the Global Day of Parents. The theme for previous year Global Day of Parents celebration was “Appreciate All Parents Throughout the World” which drew focus of people towards the struggles and sacrifice that the parents make for their children’s future. The theme also urged people everywhere to acknowledge the love and affection that the parents shower on us. No theme has yet been decided for Global Day of Parents 2024 but will be decided later on.

2023 Theme: The power of parenting: raising happy, healthy and hopeful children

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Some Quotes To Share on Global Day of Parents

Here are some quotes dedicated to parents to share on Global Day of Parents 2024:

  1. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  2. “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” -Abraham Lincoln

  3. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

  4. “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” -Brad Meltzer

  5. “First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  6. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” -Robert Brault

  7. “What’s it’s like to be a parent. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”- Nicholas Sparks

  8. “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  9. “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

  10. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint


Why do we celebrate Global Day of Parents?

The purpose of Global Day of Parents is to recognize the vital role played by both mothers and fathers in caring for and teaching their children.

When was the Global Day of Parents celebrated for the first time?

Global Day of Parents was first celebrated in 2013.

How is Global Day of Parents different from Parents Day?

Global Day of Parents is a UN observed day dedicated to parents all around the world. On the other hand, Parents day is celebrated by different countries on different day.

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