According to Mary Anne Britton, the International Vice President of Membership for Parents Without Partners, Single Parents’ Day is a day for “honoring the single parent who is basically doing double duty” and “giving them some respect.”
When Did Single Parents’ Day Begin?:
The idea for Single Parents’ Day began back in 1984 with an article written by Janice Moglen, a divorced mother of two who hoped that Single Parents’ Day might one day gain the recognition many associate with both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. In collaboration with the organization Parents Without Partners, Moglen began to petition individual states to declare their own recognition of Single Parents’ Day.
It is believed that the day, March 21, was chosen to coincide with the inception of Parents Without Partners, which began 50 years ago, on March 21, 1957.
While some may conclude that Single Parents’ Day is just a variation of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it is actually much more than that. Single Parents’ Day is an opportunity for the children of single parent families to recognize the sacrifices both of their parents make to provide for their needs, collaborate with one another, and maintain a stable home environment where the children can thrive. It is also an opportunity for single parents themselves to celebrate their efforts and achievement