Parents' Day

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Parents' Day is a holiday similar to a combination of Father's Day and Mother's Day.

Parents' Day
Observed by United States
Type Federal observance
Date Fourth Sunday in July
2013 date July 28  (2013-07-28)
2014 date July 27  (2014-07-27)
2015 date July 26  (2015-07-26)
2016 date July 24  (2016-07-24)
Frequency annual

In the United States[edit]

In the United States, Parents' Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This 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.[1][2] Parents' Day is celebrated throughout the United States.[3] 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."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mobile Register staff (July 30, 2000). "Parents Day shows links of Moon's church to GOP". Mobile Register. p. A9. 
  2. ^ Holy Days and Holidays, Chung Hwan Kwak
  3. ^ National Parents' Day Celebrating Parent Power. Huffington Post, August 8, 2013, "As parents across the nation get ready to observe National Parents Day on July 28th..."
  4. ^ "Pages from Ginsburg #133" (PDF). Ethics and Public Policy Center. 

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