National Son and Daughter Day is celebrated annually on August 11. In Year 2020 National Son’s and Daughter’s Day is on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Sons and Daughters Day is the perfect opportunity to set aside some time to reflect on the joy that children bring to your life. Whether your sons and daughters are young or old, teenagers or toddlers, the bond between parent and child is like no other on earth and this annual celebration ensures the miracle of bringing new life into the world is never forgotten. Give the gift of time today. Celebrate them!
A mother’s children are portraits of herself.
Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.
Son and Daughter Day is the perfect opportunity to set aside some time to reflect on the joy that children bring to your life.
With longer range and greater accuracy, Beam gives you peace of mind while you let your loved ones spread their wings.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence” Denis Waitley
Happy Son And Daughter Day! A day for parents to cherish their children and reflect on the bond they share, one unlike any other.
Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life. Share family stories, listen to the events of their day, their hopes, and dreams.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” — Billy Graham
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher
Today is National Son and Daughter day, a perfect reason to reach out to your children and parents.
National Son’s and Daughter’s Day History
The population at large may already be familiar with similar holidays like Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and Father-Daughter Day, the former instituted in part by the Ms. Foundation for Women and its founder, journalist Gloria Steinem, and the latter the result of an effort on musician Smokey Robinson’s part to stay close to his six daughters no matter what.
But National Son and Daughter Day traces its origins a little farther back in time than either of these if popular wisdom is to be trusted. All the way back to 1930s Missouri, where a gentleman of the town of St. Joseph took up a young boy’s cause when the boy complained that his mom and dad each had a “Day,” so why shouldn’t he? The man was convinced and gradually the idea caught on, its popularity ebbing and flowing over the years, until the 1970s.
That brought another big jump: a Florida House member allegedly put in a request to the U.S. Congress to officially recognize National Son and Daughter Day. The Representative, Claude Pepper even had in mind to specially recognize George Paul, a hero of Pepper’s from the old Texas rodeo circuit, by attaching Paul’s name to the holiday, should it become official. Or is that just a bunch of “bull”? Our researchers are unable to pinpoint the exact Congressional record containing the request.
The next reference of National Son and Daughter Day is in the Nanaimo Daily News. The Canadian publication, found in the British Columbia region, referenced the day in 1988. Whatever the origins are, August 11 is a day for spending some quality time with your children. Do something that you all enjoy doing as a family and treasure those moments together.