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This article is about the holiday. For the Degrassi: The Next Generation
episode, see Parents' Day (D:TNG episode). For the Camp Lazlo
episode, see List of Camp Lazlo episodes#Season 2: 2005-2006.
Parents' Day is a holiday similar to a combination of Father's Day and Mother's Day.
Parents' Day in South Korea
In the Republic of Korea, Parents' Day is celebrated on May 8. Usually, one gives a carnation with presents to his/her parents.
Parents' Day in the United States of
In the United States, Parents' Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children."
Each year a proclamation has been made, one of which by George W. Bush challenges citizens to "honor mothers and fathers and thank them for their many years of patience and selflessness. We take this opportunity also to recognize parents of adopted children and foster parents, who generously provide children with a loving family to call their own. We also recognize the parents who serve in our Armed Forces and the parents of the brave men and women wearing our Nation's uniform. The members of our Armed Forces are defending our freedom with dignity and honor, and America is grateful for the sacrifices that they and their families make in the name of duty" 
Single Parents Day
In the United States, Janice (Zisa) Moglen wrote an article in 1984 for the idea to "create a Single Parents Day to honor those parents who combine breadwinning with nurturing singlehandedly". In collaboration with Parents Without Partners , petitions were sent to individual states to have March 21 (the start of Parents Without Partners) recognized as Single Parents' Day. Colorado Governor Roy Romer proclaimed March 21 as Single Parents Day in 1993. The Coalition for Single Parents Day is working to create a national Single Parents Day on the third Sunday in March.
- ^ "Proclamation Archives, Parents' Day, 2008". http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/07/20080725-1.html. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- ^ janice moglen. Midwood HS Class of 1959 50th year Reunion
- ^ About Single Parents Day Single Parents Day website
- ^ Parents Without Partners website
- ^ Single Parents' Day, About.com:Single Parents
- ^ Single Parents Day website