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Fun Holiday – Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in April.

African-American businesswoman at work with a child.
African-American businesswoman at work with a child.
Show your children the importance of work ethic.
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The day, now run by Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, encourages parents to take their children to work so that they can understand the meaning of work-life balance and pride in one's work.

Without Gender Limitations

According to the Foundation’s website, the day “encourages girls and boys to dream without gender limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives”.

The day is celebrated on a Thursday so that kids can share their experiences in school the next day.

First for Girls

The day was first created by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day in recognition of the fact that young girls were often excluded from certain professions and had limited job opportunities.

The unofficial holiday aimed to give girls the opportunity to see different workspaces and environments. In 2003, boys were also included in the celebration of the day.

How to Celebrate?

  • Take your child to work.
  • If you do not have children, maybe take your niece or nephew or a friends’ kid to work. Make sure you inform your employers that you will be bringing a child to work so that your colleagues can make the workspace child-friendly. Have exercise and activities ready for the children, so they don’t get bored.

Did You Know…

… that according to some studies, birth order can explain what professions children will choose when they grow up? Firstborns tend to take on professions that require higher education while the youngest kids prefer artistic careers.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2018ThuApr 26Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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2020ThuApr 23Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2021ThuApr 22Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2022ThuApr 28Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2023ThuApr 27Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2024ThuApr 25Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2025ThuApr 24Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2026ThuApr 23Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
2027ThuApr 22Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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