Next National Daughters DaySunday, 25 September 2022
National Daughters Day is celebrated on September 25. It is a day for parents to honor their daughters and show them how much they are appreciated. Daughters play a very important role in families and have different but very special bonds with each of their parents. This is also a day for parents to reflect on whether they are raising their daughters in a fair way, that will allow them to be strong and thrive throughout their lives.
International Daughters Day, or simply Daughters Day, is recognized worldwide and is celebrated the following day on September 26.
Background and Origin of National Daughters Day
National Daughters Day was created in India, where it is celebrated on the last Sunday of September. It was Archies Limited who invented National Daughters Day. They created the holiday to raise awareness and promote the imbalance that daughters in some parts of India are considered a burden, and inferior to sons. Parents in developing countries often show a preference for their sons and disrespect their daughters. This holiday aims at encouraging people to show their daughters that they are proud of them and that they are loved.
This issue of gender imbalance is also present in the United States, where for years women have been discriminated against and have to face bigger obstacles than men. For example, issues such as the gender pay gap are still very prevalent to this day. In America, National Daughters Day is a day for parents to show daughters how important they are, and to also educate them to be empowered and know that they are just as good as men.
It is important for daughters to feel valued in a family, as many times in single-parent families, or families with many children whose parents can't afford child care, it falls to the eldest daughter to take care of the children and the household when the adults are absent, and many times this is what keeps the family running smoothly.
Daughters also often have strong bonds with both their mother and their father, and commonly tend to be the ones that take care of their parents when they're older.
Daughters are very special and contain multitudes in them. Every girl is someone's daughter, and it's up to the parents to unlock their potential and show them how much they love them in order for them to grow into strong, independent, and intelligent women.
What to do on National Daughters Day
In 2021, National Daughters Day falls on a Saturday, so why not show your daughters how much you appreciate them by dedicating not only this entire day to them but the whole weekend, too!
What do they want to do? Maybe go shopping, or to the cinema. If the weather is good they might want to go swimming, cycling or hiking. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your daughters and their interests. Celebrating with food makes any occasion extra special. Spending the day in the kitchen baking together is a great way of bonding whilst also teaching your girl new skills. Let your daughters choose what they want for dinner or take them out to their favorite restaurant.
At the same time, your daughters might just want to be left alone and do their own thing today. Allowing them to have their independence is important and also shows appreciation for them, simply by showing that you respect them.
Whatever it is that you decide to do on this special day, make sure to celebrate all the daughters across the USA and have a very happy Daughters Day!
Don’t forget to also celebrate the following dates if you have a son, or a son and a daughter: