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Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents is a United Nations (UN) observance that is celebrated on June 1 each year to honor parents and their commitment to children worldwide.

Parents play an important part in shaping one's life.
Parents play an important part in shaping one's life.
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Celebrate Global Day of Parents

People all over the world have the opportunity to appreciate parents and parental figures for the vital role they play in the development of families. Community leaders, parents, children, teachers, and family organizations get together in celebrating the day and promoting effective parenting.

Public Life

Global Day of Parents is a worldwide observance and not a public holiday.

About Global Day of Parents

On September 17, 2012, the UN publicly declared that the Global Day of Parents would be held annually on June 1. This observance recognizes parents as vital in providing protection and positive development for their children. The UN also noted that parents of every race, religion, culture and nationality in all parts of the world were the primary caregivers and teachers of their children.

Global Day of Parents Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SatJun 12013Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 12014Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 12015Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 12016Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 12017Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 12018Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
SatJun 12019Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 12020Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance 

Quick Facts

Global Day of Parents appreciates the role of a parent in nurturing and fostering growth for their children.

Global Day of Parents 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Global Day of Parents 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Global Day of ParentsEnglish
Día Mundial de los padresSpanish
היום העולמי של הוריםHebrew
باليوم العالمي للوالدينArabic
부모의 글로벌 데이Korean
WeltelterntagGerman

List of dates for other years

Fun Holiday on June 1, 2016

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