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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.

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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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2016WedJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2017ThuJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2018FriJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2019SatJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2020MonJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2021TueJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2022WedJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2023ThuJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2024SatJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance
2025SunJun 1Global Day of ParentsUnited Nations observance

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