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Parents' Day
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Parents’ Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Parents’ Day is celebrated on 1 August each year. It is a day designed to celebrate the sacrifices made by parents for their children.

YearDateDayHoliday
202131 JulSatParents' Day Holiday
1 AugSunParents' Day
20221 AugMonParents' Day
20231 AugTueParents' Day
20241 AugThuParents' Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Unlike other areas of the world, DR Congo does not celebrate Mothers or Fathers Day, but instead celebrates one holiday for both parents.

On Parents’ Day, Children often provide parents with handmade cards and families celebrate with a meal. In some cases, parents may receive handmade gifts as well. Because the culture of DR Congo focuses on the entire family, Parents Day is not just a day to revere parents, but grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members who guide children as they grow into adults.

In the morning, Congolese citizens remember relatives who have passed away who guided them as they grew into adulthood. In some areas, families visit cemeteries early in the morning to clean and decorate graves of those who have passed. The afternoon is for the living with family gathering with children to celebrate the family unit.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 AugSatParents' Day
20191 AugThuParents' Day
20181 AugWedParents' Day
20171 AugTueParents' Day