Single Parents Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1984. Following a petition set up by Janice Molgen and the organisation Parents Without Partners, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5166, bringing Single Parents’ Day into existence to be celebrated on 21st March each year.
In 2018, Single Parents Day launched in the UK. Since then, Gingerbread has celebrated Single Parents Day by bringing attention to the challenges faced by single parents and celebrating the amazing achievements of the nearly two million single parent families across the country.
Single Parents Day is a time for single parents to reflect on and celebrate their successes, for the world to show single parents how much they’re valued and for organisations like us to join in – and push for a more equal society, in which all families are on a level playing field, regardless how many parents they have.
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