Mother, Father Deaf Day - April
Sun, Apr 28, 2024

Mother Father Deaf Day

Mother Father Deaf Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to CODAs and their parents. This acronym is used to describe children who are not hearing impaired but were born to deaf parents. The holiday has a floating date – it is celebrated every last Sunday in April.


The history of Mother Father Deaf Day begins in 1997, when it was established by CODA. It is dedicated to supporting children who were born to deaf parents but have a working hearing organ.

Many people will be shocked, but statistics show that 90% of children born to deaf parents are either healthy or have minor hearing impairments that do not significantly affect their perception of the sounds of the world around them. These children have a lot of trouble from childhood, because their parents cannot participate in teaching them how to speak.

In addition, such children, having grown up, become conductors of two “worlds” – hearing and deaf. They will need to learn the sign system for the deaf and dumb. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to communicate with parents (using a sheet and pen, for written communication).

Interesting facts

  • The first sign languages emerged in 18th century France.
  • Today there are about 120 varieties of sign languages, the diversity of which is due to the differences in verbal and non-verbal speech of different peoples.
  • The CODA organization has its divisions in different countries of the world.

How to celebrate

Congratulate people you know who are CODAs. Thank these children for not turning their backs on their parents and supporting them by learning sign language.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.

When is Mother Father Deaf Day Celebrated in 2024?

Mother Father Deaf Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on the last Sunday in April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday April 28 2024
Sunday April 27 2025