Son’s and Daughter’s Day | August 11
Fri Aug 11th

National Son’s And Daughter’s Day

On August 11th, National Son's and Daughter's Day brings parents and their children together for quality time. Be with the joys of your life on this day.


Let your children know that you are glad to be a part of your family's life. Family accounts are often shared as a result of their day's events. Find out about their hopes and aspirations. Learn what inspires them. Teach them something new, or maybe there's something they can teach you. Enjoy every day with them and spend as much quality time as you can.

Our children's time with them can be fleeting. Not only do they grow quickly, but their interests and needs change as well. Sons and daughters look up to us whether we like it or not. They imitate our habits – both positive and negative. Children don't change as much as times change, but they don't change. We wanted our parent's approval and acceptance. Our children are the same as well.

Every child is unique. Their personalities are perfectly matched to them. Although one child devours books, another child may deconstruct every electronic appliance in the house. The chatterbox keeps us up on long road trips, and the night owl keeps us up to everything under the stars. No two are the same. That's just how it's supposed to be. Celebrate them and the roles they play in your family.

How to track son's and daughter's day

Today, do something extra for your children. If they are at home, take a walk, or visit a local park. To grown children, you can send a card or make a phone call. Remind them how special they are to you. On social media, use the hashtag #SonsAndDaughtersDay.

According to an article in the August 20, 1944, St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, J Henry Dusenberry first explored the prospect of a Sons' and Daughters' Day. After hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion, the boy wondered what it was. The day began in Missouri and spread through his efforts by the day's efforts. Parents arranged a flower honoring each of their children in a vase and placed the vase in a prominent room in the house. Throughout the day, parents worried about their children as they gazed at the flowers, particularly those that no longer lived in the household. The celebration reached its peak in 22 states with organizations participating in the event by 1945.

In the ensuing years, Lions Club and women's auxiliaries' organizations would host Sons and Daughters Day in their towns. However, these observances will change from year to year.

Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas, Texas, was born in 1972, and Florida congressman Claude Pepper made a request for the establishment of a Sons' and Daughters' Day on behalf of Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas. According to the Del Rio News-Herald, dated October 28, 1972, the request requested that the proclamation be held on Sunday in January each year. However, neither the House nor the Senate signed a bill or joint resolution to announce the day.