National Working Parents Day

National Working Parents Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 16th of September and honors the parents who spend their days working outside of the home in order to support their families.

Approximately 95% of married couples with children had at least one parent who worked outside of the home and in approximately 59.8% of the households, both parents were employed outside of the home. Working parents face a lot of difficult challenges as they try to balance home life with their work life. And that’s why the least we can all do is to acknowledge the sacrifice and the hard work by observing this holiday.

Facts About Working Parents

Below are some sobering facts about working parents that we think everyone observing this holiday is going to be interested in learning about. Let’s dive right into them before we talk about how National Working Parents Day should be observed.

  • Approximately 51% of working fathers and 53% of working moms say work makes it hard for them to be good parents.
  • About 44% of fathers and 54% of mothers have said they reduced hours to meet their children’s needs.
  • About 1 in 4 parents believe that they’ve been treated unfairly because they have to work.
  • Most parents cite a lack of affordable and reliable childcare as the reason why they can’t balance home and work life.

Observing National Working Parents Day

National Working Parents Day is a holiday that can be observed by working parents taking the time to show themselves and their partners some appreciation.

It’s also a day on which people can show appreciation to the working parents of the world for what they’ve done. To spread the word about this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalWorkingParentsDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2023)
September 16 Saturday
Next year (2024)
September 16 Monday
Last year (2022)
September 16 Friday
Relationships & Family, Work & Occupation