July 22, 2018

National Hammock Day

A hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two trees or posts, used for swinging, sleeping, or resting.

National Rat Catcher’s Day

Rat Catcher's Day commemorates the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. According to the poem by Robert Browning, July 22, 1376 is the date the Pied Piper led the children out of the town.

National Parent's Day

In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed into law the resolution unanimously adopted by the U. S. Congress establishing the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents' Day, a perennial day of commemoration similar to Mother's Day and Father's Day. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents' Day is established for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." The establishment of Parents' Day was the result of a bipartisan, multiracial and interfaith coalition of religious, civic and elected leaders who recognized the need to promote responsible parenting in our society and to uplift ideal parental role models, especially for our nation's children.