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Parents' Day
Parents' Day
is observed in South Korea
South Korea
(May 8) and in the United States (fourth Sunday of July). The South Korean designation was established in 1973, replacing the Mother's Day
Mother's Day
previously marked on May 8, and includes public and private celebrations. The United States day was created in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. June 1 has also been proclaimed as "Global Day of Parents" by the United Nations
United Nations
as a mark of appreciation for the commitment of parents towards their children. In the Philippines, while it is not strictly observed or celebrated, first Monday of December each year is proclaimed as Parents' Day.[1]

Contents

1 International 2 In the United States 3 In South Korea 4 In the Philippines 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

International[edit] The United Nations
United Nations
proclaimed June 1 to be the Global Day of Parents "to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship".[2] It is the same day as International Children's Day. In the United States[edit]

Parents' Day

Observed by United States

Type Federal observance

Date Fourth Sunday in July

2017 date July 23  (2017-07-23)

2018 date July 22  (2018-07-22)

2019 date July 28  (2019-07-28)

2020 date July 26  (2020-07-26)

Frequency annual

Related to Mother's Day Father's Day

In the United States, Parents' Day
Parents' Day
is held on the fourth Sunday of July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton
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.[3][4] Parents' Day
Parents' Day
is celebrated throughout the United States.[5] In South Korea[edit]

Parents' Day

Observed by South Korea

Type National

Date May 8

Related to Mothers and Fathers

Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly known as carnations, flowers that symbolize Parents' Day
Parents' Day
and are given to parents by children in celebrating Parents' Day
Parents' Day
in South Korea

In South Korea, Parent's Day (Korean: 어버이날 Eobeoinal) is annually held on May 8. Parent's Day is celebrated by both the public and the government. Family
Family
events focus on the parents; popular actions include giving parents carnations. Public events are led by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and include public celebrations and awards.[6] The origins of Parent's Day can be traced back to the 1930s. Starting in 1930, some Christian
Christian
communities began to celebrate Mother's Day
Mother's Day
or Parents' Day. This tradition was combined with Korea's traditional Confucianism
Confucianism
culture to eventually establish Mother's Day.[6] In 1956, the State Council of South Korea
South Korea
designated May 8 as an annual Mother's Day.[7] However, the question of Father's Day
Father's Day
was discussed[8] and on March 30, 1973, May 8 was designated as Parents' Day under Presidential Decree 6615, or the Regulations Concerning Various Holidays (각종 기념일 등에 관한 규정).[7] When Parents' Day
Parents' Day
was first established, the entire week with the 8th day was designated to be a week to respect the elderly, but respecting elders in the month of May was abolished in 1997 with October becoming the month designated for respecting the elderly.[6] In the Philippines[edit] Mothers' Day is traditionally celebrated on the first Monday of December. On this day, children placed pink cadena de amor on their chest. Children who no longer have mothers place white cadena de amor. In 1921, Circular No. 33 designating the first Monday every December as Mothers' day was issued, as a response to the appeal Ilocos Norte Federation of Woman's Clubs. During the Philippine Commonwealth Government, then President Quezon issued Proclamation No. 213, s. 1937 declaring the day designated as Mothers' Day as Parents' Day. This was due to finding petitions to set a special date for Fathers’ Day not advisable as there are already set of numerous holidays set, and deeming it more fitting to celebrate both Mothers' and Fathers' Day together and not apart. In 1980, a proclamation was issued declaring first Sunday and the first Monday of December as Father's Day
Father's Day
and Mother's Day
Mother's Day
respectively. In 1988, the issued presidential proclamation followed the international day of celebration of Father's and Mother's Day
Mother's Day
which most Filipinos are familiar with. However, then President Estrada tried to revive the tradition through Proclamation No. 58, s. 1998. See also[edit]

Holidays portal

Public holidays in the United States Public holidays in South Korea List of International observances

References[edit]

^ "The first Monday of December is Mother's Day
Mother's Day
and Father's Day". Malacañan Palace Presidential Museum and Library.  ^ "Global Day of Parents". United Nations. Retrieved 6 June 2014.  ^ Mobile Register
Mobile Register
staff (July 30, 2000). "Parents Day shows links of Moon's church to GOP". Mobile Register. p. A9.  ^ Holy Days and Holidays, Chung Hwan Kwak ^ National Parents' Day ^ a b c 어버이날 [Parents' Day]. 한국세시풍속사전 (in Korean). National Folk Museum of Korea. Retrieved May 5, 2014.  ^ a b 어버이날 [Parents' Day]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved May 5, 2014.  ^ 어버이날 [Parents' Day]. Encyclopedia of Korean culture (in Korean). Academy of Korean Studies. 

External links[edit]

National Parents' Day
Parents' Day
Coalition White House press release proclaiming Sunday, July 23, 2006 as Parents' Day

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