Son and Daughter Day

Son and Daughter Day is an unofficial holiday that falls on August 11th each year. The purpose of this holiday is for parents to celebrate all their children and to show them love and appreciation. On this day, parents all over the United States take time out of their busy schedules to show their children just how much they mean to them.

History of Son and Daughter Day

No one really knows who started this holiday or when it was first observed. Some people believe that the holiday may have begun during the 1990s, but information on exactly when it started is lost to the pages of history.

Celebrating Son and Daughter Day

How do you celebrate Son and Daughter Day? Well, if you have younger children, you may want to take them out for a family day adventure. This can include a trip to the zoo, a park, or even just a family dinner.

If you have older children, you can take them out to the movies, art or history museums, a trip to a national park, or a family road trip. It’s also a good time to give them a little bit of extra affection for the day.

What if you don’t have children? If you don’t have children, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this day. You can always shower gifts and your affection on your nieces and nephews. Or, if you own pets, you can shower love and affection on them.


Son and Daughter Day is a great day for parents to connect and reconnect with their children in a meaningful way. It’s also a great way for parents to show their children just how much they love and care for them and to demonstrate just how important they are in their lives.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 11 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 11 Monday
Last year (2023)
August 11 Friday
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