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Parent's Day - July 23, 2023

Updated: Aug 2

Parents' Day is a beautiful way to show our love and gratitude towards our parents. In many cultures, parents are considered the cornerstone of the family and this day is a reminder to acknowledge their contributions. Here are some interesting facts related to Parents' Day celebration in South Korea and the United States:

  • In South Korea, Parents' Day is a public holiday, and businesses and schools close to allow families to spend time together. Children often give carnations and handwritten letters to their parents as a sign of their appreciation. It is also customary for families to have a meal together and enjoy traditional dishes.

  • In the United States, the holiday was established in 1994 under President Bill Clinton's administration. The day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, and families often spend time together enjoying outdoor activities, picnics, and barbeques. Greeting cards and gifts are also popular ways of showing appreciation.

  • The idea of Parents' Day was first introduced by a Christian pastor named James Hamilton in 1994. Pastor Hamilton believed that celebrating parents' contributions to their families would help strengthen family bonds and promote the well-being of children.

Regardless of where you live or how you celebrate, Parents' Day is an excellent opportunity to show your parents how much you love and appreciate them.

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