Global Day of Parents - June 1



The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day honors parents throughout the world. The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

  • Billy Graham: No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could’ve done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it’s best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.
  • Mark Twain: Always obey your parents — when they are present.
  • Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan: No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.
  • Adam Sandler: One thing I do know about being a parent, you understand why your father was in a bad mood a lot.


Children of all ages can take a moment in the day to thank their parents.
Parents can invest in their role with their children by simply setting aside time to interact with their children.
Write a letter to the editor to publicly express your views on good parenting.
Take your family on a picnic.
Parents with young children can gather them together to read together.

On social media, use #GlobalDayofParents to follow comments and ideas about the day.


The United Nations adopted a resolution in the fall of 2012 to observe Global Day of Parents. The first observance took place on June 1, 2013.

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