National Parents Day Off | September 14
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


All parents deserve a day off. On September 14th, National Parents Day Off brings an opportunity for parents to recharge and get some much-deserved recognition.


Parents are the organizers, cheerleaders, teachers, and directors of the family. They wear many hats and rarely have a moment for themselves. Yet, they are dedicated to raising successful, well-adjusted children. Once school starts, parents have a window of time to take a breather. While we know carpools, after-school activities, and school projects seem never-ending, taking time for yourself benefits you and the entire family.

National Parents Day Off focuses on recognizing every parent and rewarding them for their commitment to their children, no matter what stage of life they are in.


Parenting can be challenging and messy; that’s why parents should get ready for an epic break! Epic (the world’s leading digital reading platform for kids) teamed up with bestselling author, TV personality and mom, Chrissy Teigen, to celebrate by bringing levity to parenting’s most challenging moments and surprising overworked caregivers with rewarding prizes.

  • On September 12, Chrissy and Epic will kick off the celebration. They want to prompt caregivers to share their demanding, chaotic and funny moments and why they are in need of an “epic break.” In other words, “tell us you’re a parent without telling us you’re a parent.” Within the post, participants will share a photo or video using the hashtag #NationalParentsDayOff, and tag @epic4kids.
  • On September 14, Epic and Chrissy will surprise 10 lucky parents and caregivers who post the most creative content with personalized gift cards. The gift card will help them tackle their biggest parenting challenges, plus give them the breaks they deserve.
  • Also on September 14, Chrissy and Epic will surprise a few deserving caregivers with an in-person epic spa evening to celebrate National Parents Day Off.
  • Join the campaign by sharing your parenting moments using #NationalParentsDayOff and tagging @epicforkids on social media!


epic_logo_blue_RGB (1)Epic founded National Parents Day Off in 2021 to show their appreciation for parents and encourage them to take a much-deserved break. Designed for unlimited discovery and unmatched safety, Epic is the leading digital reading platform for kids. Built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books, audiobooks, and videos from 250+ of the world’s best publishers – Epic reaches more than 50 million kids in homes and classrooms and safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence. In addition, Epic has made access free to educators, and more than 2 million teachers use it in the classroom. To learn more, visit

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Parents Day Off to be observed on September 14, 2021, and every year thereafter.

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