When is Daughter’s Day 2020 in India?
Although many associate Daughters Day with western countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, there is also a National Daughters Day in India as well. For years, people in the major cities of India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru have been celebrating the day with real enthusiasm that has infected the rest of the country.
Many follow the tradition of celebrating the fourth Sunday in September as Daughters Day. While others will choose a day that is in that time frame but may vary by a week or so.
Similar to other countries, this day, Indian parents also wish their daughters with a nice quote or message. Wishing daughter is the foremost activity to remark the Daughters’ Day. However, parents can go ahead by doing additional things such as buying her a gift, spending all day with her, or take her to a place she likes and so on.
Following are some sample wishes for daughters given in English and Hindi:
I wish for you the greatest things in life. If you dream it and strive for it, my daughter, you can achieve it.
मैं आपको जीवन की सबसे बड़ी चीजों की कामना करता हूं। यदि आप इसे सपना देखते हैं और इसके लिए प्रयास करते हैं, तो मेरी बेटी, आप इसे प्राप्त कर सकते हैं
The day itself has only been a part of India culture for the past few years, but it has gained a strong place in regard to annual events that are celebrated around the country. Daughters Day is a logical extension of celebrating the family which in India is quite prized. Furthermore, the elevation of daughters in the culture has made this day a special one.
The day itself is celebrated in the traditional means with flowers, gifts, and other accolades that recognize the love, contributions, and potential that the daughters of India have for the future. By looking forward, it is a way for the people of India to recognize the potential contributions of daughters from around the country.
India and Daughters Day
The celebrations that happen around the country for Daughters Day serve as a reminder to the importance of daughters everywhere. For many, this is a day of great joy and happiness that goes beyond that of a birthday celebration, but one that is full of hope, love, and understanding. India also celebrate Daughters Week which include different activities to celebrate the girl children.
Unlike birthday parties where the gifts are geared to the individual, Daughters Day tends to be more along the lines of flowers and items of cultural significance. In this way, the idea of being a daughter is being celebrated, not just the individual. Of course, traditions within families are developing which means that the types of gifts and recognition will depend on the family unit.
Daughters Day is observed to recognize the potential that daughters have not only for families, but the community in general. It is why the day is celebrated in India with real enthusiasm as it looks not only to the daughters themselves, but their future. For children, Daughters Day is one that provides a real sense of belonging combined with their potential to make a better future for everyone.