International Daughter’s Day

Updated: April 30, 2024 | Published:

When is Daughter’s Day?

International Daughter’s Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in September. In 2024, it falls on Sunday, September 22nd.

In many parts of the world, daughters are not given the same opportunities as sons. This is especially true in developing countries, where girls are often seen as a financial burden on their families. International Daughter’s Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate the contributions of daughters around the world.

This day also serves as a reminder that every girl deserves the same opportunities in life, regardless of where she was born. Every daughter has the potential to make a difference in her community and the world at large.

Why you should celebrate Daughter’s Day?

Daughter's Day

Daughters are often the unsung heroes of their families. They are the ones who care for their parents as they age, and they are often the ones who sacrifice their desires to help their families.

Daughters also play a vital role in the development of their communities. They help to break down barriers and create opportunities for other women. When girls are allowed to succeed, everyone benefits.

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There are many ways to celebrate International Daughter’s Day. Here are a few ideas:

1) Spend time with your daughter (or daughters). Take them out for ice cream, go to the park, or just spend some quality time together.

2) If you have a daughter, take a moment to reflect on how lucky you are. Consider donating to a charity that helps girls in developing countries get access to education and other opportunities.

3) Teach your sons and grandsons (if you have any) about the importance of gender equality. Show them that women are just as capable as men and that everyone deserves the same opportunities in life.

4) Support businesses owned by women and girls. Buy a product from a female-owned business, or patronize a restaurant or other service run by women.

5) Spread the word about International Daughter’s Day on social media. Use the hashtag #DaughtersDay to share your thoughts and memories about this special day.

Significance of National Daughter’s Day

India started the Daughter’s Day and the National Daughter’s Day is celebrated on the 25th of September every year to honor the role of daughters in society. This day also promotes the idea that every girl deserves to be loved and cherished.

Real-life Examples of How Daughters Have Made a Positive Impact on the World:

  • Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.
  • Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for her work in raising awareness of climate change. She is the founder of the Fridays for Future movement, which has inspired millions of students around the world to protest for climate action.
  • Michelle Obama is a former First Lady of the United States and a bestselling author. She is a role model for many women and girls around the world.

Statistics on the Importance of Daughters in Society:

  • Daughters are more likely than sons to graduate from college.
  • Daughters are more likely than sons to be employed.
  • Daughters are more likely than sons to volunteer in their communities.

Tips on How to Raise Daughters to Be Strong and Independent Women:

  • Teach your daughters that they are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.
  • Encourage your daughters to be themselves and not to worry about what others think.
  • Support your daughters in their dreams and aspirations.

Expert Opinions

According to a recent study by the Hindustan Times, more than 60% of girls in India believe that sons are given more opportunities than daughters. This highlights the importance of International Daughter’s Day in raising awareness about gender inequality and promoting equal rights for all.

Dr. Susan Hill, a renowned child psychologist, says, “Daughters are precious gifts who bring joy and love into our lives. On International Daughter’s Day, let us celebrate their unique qualities and commit to creating a world where they can flourish.”

Stories From a Father

I am a proud father of two amazing daughters. They are both strong, intelligent, and compassionate young women who inspire me every day. I am grateful for their presence in my life and I am committed to supporting them in achieving their dreams.

I remember when my eldest daughter graduated from college. It was a proud moment for me, but it was even more special for her. She had worked hard to achieve her goals, and I was so happy to see her success. That day, I realized that the best gift I could give my daughters was my unwavering love and support.

Let us all make International Daughter’s Day more than just a day of celebration. Let it be a day of action, a day of commitment to creating a world where every daughter can reach her full potential.

8 Quotes to Celebrate Daughter’s Day

A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.


Having a little girl has been like living in a type of paradise.

Tori Spelling

Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes bring you a little pain.


What makes a daughter so special? Is it her laughter? Her sincerity? The way she touches your soul? I think it’s all those things. It’s also the way she makes you feel – loved, important, and cherished.


A daughter is a miracle that fills your heart with laughter and your life with love.


A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.


The love between a mother and a daughter is forever.


Final Words

Girls have the potential to make a difference in their community and the world at large. There are many ways to celebrate International Daughter’s Day, some of which are listed above. You can show your support for girls and women by doing any or all of these things.

Spread the word about this special day using social media, and use the hashtag #DaughtersDay to share your thoughts and memories. Let’s work together to create a better future for all daughters!


About Amy T. Smith

Amy is a mother, writer, and your go-to expert for real-life insights into parenting, health, and lifestyle. Amy holds a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and prides herself on finding actionable tips and relatable tales.

Through her blog, AmyandRose, she supports you from pregnancy to the teenage years, offering assurance that your experiences are shared.

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