Working Parents Day - September 16
Fri, Sep 16, 2022

Working Parents Day

Working Parents’ Day is dedicated to parents raising children and continuing to work. This approach is difficult, but allows you to provide your family with everything they need. It is celebrated annually on September 16th.

History

It is not known who proposed celebrating Working Parents’ Day. However, this is a great way to support parents and say thank you to them. On average, both parents in 61% of families continue to work full-time while raising children.

Gender roles in the 17th and early 20th centuries were not clearly defined. This was especially true for immigrants from southern countries. Even with children, parents had to work in difficult conditions, as wages were low. Toward the second half of the 20th century, the situation changed dramatically. On TV programs and in films, the image of a typical family was often depicted. The father leaves for work in the morning; the wife sees him off and stays at home with the children, coping with the household chores. The image of a working husband and a housewife is so ingrained in society that inconsistency with it caused censure in many cases.

Today, we are witnessing how society is moving away from these stereotypes. Parents continue to work, providing for their family together. Many people are revising their work schedule so that they can be with their children more often and still have time for everything.

How to take part

  • Team up with co-workers and come up with holiday events for colleagues with kids on Working Parents’ Day.
  • On this day, you can take a break from work and spend time with your children. Go for a walk, go to a water park, a circus, etc. Give your child care and attention.
  • Share information about this holiday on social networks. Most likely, many people have not heard of it.

When is Working Parents Day celebrated in 2022?

Working Parents Day is observed on September 16 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 16 2022
Saturday September 16 2023
Monday September 16 2024
Tuesday September 16 2025
Wednesday September 16 2026