March 21st is the day set aside to observe National Single Parent Day. This day was created to honor and recognize the hard work, devotion and sacrifices of single parenting. Raising children can be challenging.
HOW TO OBSERVE
We all know of a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone who is a single parent. Support and appreciate them. Make this day a special one for the single parents that you know. Use #NationalSingleParentDay to post on social media.
An article was written by Janice Moglen in 1984, with the hope that Single Parent Day may one day gain the recognition many associate with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. She collaborated with the organization, Parents Without Partners, and began to petition to have states declare recognition of Single Parent Day. It is the belief that the day, March 21, was chosen to coincide with the inception of Parents Without Partners, which began on March 21, 1957. Proclamation 5166 was presented to, and signed, by President Ronald Reagan declaring March 21st, 1984 as National Single Parent Day.
For more information visit the National Day Calendar page for National Single Parent Day.