National Sons Day
National Sons Day is a holiday that’s observed twice every year and celebrates all of our sons. This holiday is celebrated on March 4th and September 28th and honors the male children who carry on our names and will ultimately work with the daughters of the world to change humanity’s future.
It’s a day for people to consider whether our sons are receiving the educational foundation and emotional support they need to become empathetic, informed, and productive citizens of the world. This day is for the parents of sons to take a little extra time out of their day and do something special for them.
The History of National Sons Day
During the 1990s, there was an effort by various groups to create a National Sons Day as a day that counterbalanced National Take Your Daughters to Work Day. As time went on, these holidays would be merged into one day.
In 2003, the holiday was expanded to National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day to allow both boys and girls the opportunity to explore career options when they’re more flexible in terms of their gender roles.
Jill Nico, however, is credited with creating National Sons Day in 2018. She saw it as a day to emphasize the importance of sons and the people who raise them. The holiday that she created is observed on March 4th — a date that was chosen because it sounds like “March forth.”
However, there has been a competing holiday by the same name that is also observed on September 28th. While some people only practice one of these two holidays, an increasing number of people are beginning to observe both of them each year.
Some Things Every Young Man Should Know
Although we can’t tell anyone what values or knowledge they should impart to young men, we thought it would be hypocritical of us if we didn’t take the time to list some of the things that we would like to pass on to younger generations.
The following points aren’t advice per se, but they’re platitudes that we wish we could help spread. With that being said, let’s take a look at these points below.
- Forgiveness isn’t about the other person. It helps you heal.
- Sometimes moving forward means leaving things behind.
- Being true to yourself is more important than what your peers think of you.
- Every time a person loses, they are learning something valuable.
- The most successful people reach success by learning to overcome their fear of failure and trying until they get the job done.
- You can learn a lot just by listening to what people have to say.
- The world doesn’t owe you anything. You have to make your own way.
- Just because a person has to make their own way, however, doesn’t mean that they can’t help their fellow humans.
- Whenever possible, pay yourself first by placing it into a savings account.
- Look for opportunities to improve yourself whenever possible.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself or take yourself too seriously.
- Money comes and goes, but family is forever.
- Quality will always beat quantity every single time.
- Love your friends and family with all of your heart.
Observing National Sons Day
This holiday is an opportunity for parents to give their sons a head start in life. By that, we mean that parents can come together and decide some of the things that their sons need to learn to succeed in life.
This can be something as simple as balancing a checkbook or something as complex as the entire history of Western philosophy. It’s also a day for parents to instill the values that they hold most dear. Of course, people don’t have to be parents to observe this holiday.
They can take the time to donate their knowledge, time, and skills to young men. This can be done by offering to lead a class for a day, giving a lecture, or joining an organization that mentors young men.
People are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday so that more people will participate. This can be done simply by telling others about it in person or by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #NationalSonsDay.