National Daughter Day

National Daughter Day, a holiday observed annually on September 25th (depending on who is celebrating it), celebrates the special bond between parents and their daughters. Although historically daughters have been seen as somewhat of a negative thing in some cultures for various reasons, they actually bring a lot of joy and light into people’s lives.

Daughters bring color into our lives; they help us with our cares, and sometimes they are the ones who take care of their parents when they are old and infirm. Of course, that is not all that makes daughters special, but it is a good start.

The History Of National Daughter Day

Before we begin the history of this holiday, we first have to state that this holiday is different from International Daughter’s Day. What is the difference? Okay, there is not much of a difference between these two holidays, to be fair, except the international version of this holiday is observed on the fourth Sunday in September.

Of course, neither holiday is observed in every culture around the world. There are actually some cultures where the specialness of girls and women is completely ignored. In these places, daughters are denied equal employment, healthcare, and education. They are relegated to the status of second-class citizens.

It is unfortunate, but it is ultimately what it is. Until circumstances change in these countries, this holiday will never be observed. At this moment, we are unsure of exactly who invented National Daughter’s Day. And it is not just the inventor of this holiday that remains a mystery to us.

We also do not know where this holiday first began, or when it was first celebrated. We are also unsure of the relationship National Daughter’s Day has with International Daughter’s Day. Unfortunately, we do not know which holiday came first, but we will do our best to eventually get to the bottom of it. One day.

Some General Facts About Daughters

Although we cannot tell everyone everything there is to know about daughters because every little girl is an individual, we can list some of the facts that researchers have learned from their study.

Yes, there are plenty of people doing research on daughters, and the following factoids are what they have learned from their studies. So buckle up and let’s check out these general facts about daughters before we move on with our discussion of National Daughter Day.

  • Girls are more prone to the damaging effects of concussions than boys are.
  • Female athletes often take longer to recover from concussions than male athletes.
  • Girls are better at figuring out people’s emotions based on facial expressions than boys are.
  • Teenage girls are more likely to engage in cyberbullying than teenage boys.
  • On the other hand, teenage boys are more likely to physically bully a person than teenage girls.
  • Research states that girls are better at recognizing tastes in food than boys.

Observing National Daughter Day

There are about a billion ways for parents to show how special their daughters are to them, but we will keep the list down to a few examples for the sake of brevity.

Parents can celebrate National Daughter Day by taking the time to send their daughters a special card, call them, donate to an organization that supports educating daughters around the world, or simply take their daughters out to lunch.

Parents can also spread their appreciation for their daughters online using the hashtag #NationalDaughterDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 25 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 25 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 25 Monday
Relationships & Family