National Working Parents Day

National Working Parents Day is a holiday observed annually on September 16th that honors parents who work outside the home to support their families.

Approximately 95% of married couples with children have at least one parent working outside the home, and in about 59.8% of these households, both parents are employed outside the home. Working parents face many difficult challenges as they try to balance home life with their work life. That’s why the least we can all do is acknowledge their sacrifice and 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 will be interested in learning. 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 mothers say work makes it hard for them to be good parents.
  • About 44% of fathers and 54% of mothers have said they reduced their hours to meet their children’s needs.
  • About 1 in 4 parents believe they have been treated unfairly because they have to work.
  • Most parents cite a lack of affordable and reliable childcare as the reason they can’t balance home and work life.

Observing National Working Parents Day

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

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

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 16 Monday
Next year (2025)
September 16 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
September 16 Saturday
Relationships & Family, Work & Occupation