National Sons and Daughters Day 2020 - Important Date, History of National Sons and Daughters Day & Quotes

National Son's and Daughter's Day 2020 - On 11 August 2020, National Son's and Daughter's Day is observed to bring parents and their children together for quality time. Read more information about History of National Son's and Daughter's Day, How to celebrate & Quotes in this article.

Sheena | Updated Jun 29, 2020 12:07 PM

National Sons and Daughters Day 2020 - Important Date, History of National Sons and Daughters Day & Quotes

National Son's and Daughter's Day 2020

National Son's and Daughter's Day is celebrated on 11 August every year. National Son's and Daughter's Day 2020 is observed to celebrate the sons and daughters in the family. National Son's and Daughter's Day is happily celebrated by the people having sons and daughters which inevitably lead to some form of celebration in families with daughters. The day is celebrated to honor the sons & daughters and appreciate all that they do for the family.

What is the History of National Son's and Daughter's Day?

The history of National Son's and Daughter's Day was celebrated for the first time in 1988. The celebration was mentioned in a Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) Daily News article dated 12th August 1988. The founder of the National Son’s and Daughter’s Day is unknown.

An article on the 20th August 1944 of St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette stated that, in 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first initiated the observation of the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day. The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion. The observation of the day was started in Missouri by Dusenberry. On this day, the parents placed a flower representing each of their children in a vase and put it in a prominent room in the house. But by the year 1945, the day was celebrated at 22 states with organizations participating in the event. 

Later, organizations such as the Lions Club and women’s auxiliaries would hold Sons and Daughters Day in their municipalities. The celebration of the day changes from year to year. In 1972, Claude Pepper, a Congressman from Florida, submitted a request for the establishment of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day on behalf of Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas. Both the House and the Senate did not sign a bill or joint resolution to declare the day. 

How is the National Son's and Daughter's Day celebrated?

On the National Son's and Daughter's Day people set aside their works and spend time with their beloved children. People, on this day, share family stories, hopes, and dreams. People celebrate the day by:

  • You can make something special and unforgettable for the children

  • You can take them for a walk, or enjoy a local park

  • If your children are grown, call them and remind them how special they are to you.  

  • Surprise your children with gifts despite their age

  • You can use #SonsAndDaughtersDay on social media and spread awareness about the National Son's and Daughter's Day.

National Son's and Daughter's Day - Quotes

Ever since I held you in my arms, I vowed to spend the rest of my life putting a smile on your face. I love you, son/daughter.

I never knew true happiness until the day the doctor placed you in my arms. You decorated my life and brought so much joy and happiness into it. I will always love you.

You’re my precious little angel who makes me so happy to the point where I forget all my problems in life. Hugs and kisses to you, my dear. I love you.

You fill my heart with love and happiness. I hope I can give you all the happiness that your heart can contain. I love you daughter/son.

You’re so sweet and adorable, my dear child. You’re the most precious thing to me in this world, and I will treasure and protect you forever. I love you with every beat of my heart.

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National Son's and Daughter's Day - FAQ

1. When is the National Son Day celebrated?

National Sons Day is celebrated every September 28. The day aims to celebrate boys and the legacy that is left behind as parents.

2. When is the National Daughter's Day celebrated?

National Daughter's Day is celebrated the fourth Sunday of September. This year it falls on 25th September. The day aims to celebrate Daughters.