When is Daughter’s Day Celebrated in UAE?
The fourth Sunday in the month of September is celebrated as Daughter’s Day in almost all the countries. The same goes for the UAE. Some exceptions are countries like the USA, which celebrate this day in the month of August itself. This year, Daughter’s Day will be celebrated on the 26th of September, 2021.
History of Celebrating Daughter’s Day in the UAE
The UAE has been quite reserved in celebrating days like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Daughter’s Day and the like. However, the culture has been changing in the last few years. Many ex-pats are settling in the UAE nowadays. Due to this, festivals celebrated in western countries like the USA and Canada, have slowly started making their presence in UAE as well.
It is only in the last 2 or 3 years that this day is being celebrated or even recognized by the people living in the United Arab Emirates. Though the celebrations are not on a huge scale like some of the other countries, parents wish their daughters on this day and do something to make their daughters feel special. Considering the reserved lifestyle in the UAE, this is still big progress!
Parents wish their daughters in the mornings and let them know how special they are. Since the day is celebrated on a Sunday, many families plan to have lunch or dinner outside. They spend some memorable moments together with their daughters. In some families, parents give away exciting gifts and cards to their daughters. These gifts could be in the form of dresses, jewels, a savings plan for their future and the like.
This is one day where parents are ready to do whatever it takes to keep their daughters happy. They also plan for day tours to amusement parks and other exciting tourist destinations to bring the million-dollar smile on their daughter’s faces.
From the Daughter’s Point of View
In the UAE and other countries, it is not only the parents who feel proud and happy to celebrate the special day for their daughters. Daughters also feel emotional at the love and care being showered upon them by their parents. It motivates them to work hard in their lives and justify the trust and faith that their parents have in their potential. On this day, daughters make a vow within themselves that they would make their parents feel proud always.