July 25, 2021
National Merry-Go-Round Day
National Merry-Go-Round Day, also called National Carousel Day, is celebrated annually on July 25. Although carousels date back to at least 17th-century Europe, William Schneider, a businessman and promoter from Davenport, Iowa, obtained a patent in 1871 for what is considered the modern carousel.
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.