National Daughters Day in The Villages FL

National Daughters Day

National Daughters Day in The Villages FL

National Daughters Day on September 25 is a day to celebrate and cherish our daughters who bring so much love and into our lives.

Although we don’t really need a reason to celebrate our children, it’s nice to be given the opportunity to pay our daughters some extra attention and show them how much they are loved.


The original meaning behind this day may have blossomed in India. Per the Hindustan Times: “Unlike other countries in the world, there has always been a certain stigma attached to being a girl child in India, and while this may no longer be the case in the big cities, it is still quite widespread in India. When a woman gives birth to a girl she is penalized.” While developing countries often see daughters as a burden, other nations celebrate.

We might also view this day in the context of the #metoo movement — especially in the U.S. — where women have faced daunting obstacles throughout history. From the very beginning, society viewed women as inferior to men. “The law did not recognize wives’ independence in economic, political, or civic matters in Anglo-American society of the eighteenth century.”

Male privilege dominated at the time. Women did not receive the right to vote until 1920. Up until the 1960s, wives typically stayed at home while husbands worked. In many ways, the U.S. is still shaking off the dust of gender discrimination.


  • The Father-Daughter Dance
    It’s a big event in many communities. On National Daughters Day, both fathers and daughters strut their best stuff on the dance floor after a delicious dinner in a main hall. If your town has no Father-Daughter Dance, consider putting one on with a local community group. An event like this will always be a golden memory.
  • Read about admired daughters
    National Daughters Day is a wonderful time to review beloved stories like “Little Women” and “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a book which gives us a chance to read the thoughts and dreams of a daughter who faced unthinkable circumstances.
  • Let her take the lead
    Since National Daughters Day is all about how great our daughters are, consider letting yours tell you what she wants to do today. Spa day? Sounds good. Bicycling in the park? Very nice. But if your daughter just wants to have a pajama party and hang with her crew, let that be her choice. It’s her day!


  1. Judy Garland and Vincent Minelli produce Liza with a Z
    Liza Minelli has “chops” like her famous mother, but her Oscar win for “Cabaret” proves she’s a force all her own.
  2. Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh created a “Scream Queen”
    Some of us have never recovered after Jamie Lee Curtis’ turn in “Friday the 13th,” but for lighter fare, check her out in “Freaky Friday” where she exchanges bodies with her 13-year-old daughter (played by Lindsay Lohan).
  3. Minnie Riperton really hit the “high note” with daughter Maya
    Comic actor Maya Rudolph, singer Minnie Riperton’s daughter, started cracking us up when she joined SNL in May, 2000 and she hasn’t let up yet!
  4. We have Sir Paul and Linda McCartney to thank for Stella
    The fashion designer to the stars seems like royalty thanks to her Beatle pedigree.
  5. And since we’re talking royalty, let’s throw in the “Queen Mum’s” daughter
    Breaking the traditional line of royal succession ain’t easy for girls but that’s just what happened when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned after the death of her father, George VI.


  • A daughter gets positive reinforcement
    Your daughter may do more than you know. In single-parent homes, a daughter may keep the family functioning when Mom or Dad (or even Grandma or Grandpa) is at work. Lots of daughters cook, clean, and help their siblings with homework. So, this is your chance to acknowledge how helpful your daughter is with dinner and a movie, or a beach trip for her and her crew.
  • Mother-daughter love is real
    Don’t believe the hype that mothers and daughters don’t get along. This myth goes along the lines that mothers and daughters are naturally competitive, or that mothers and daughters argue because they’re too much alike. Many mothers and daughters can’t live without each other and use National Daughters Day as an excuse to hang out with your favorite girl, no matter how old she is. If there happens to be a little strife, this day is a great opportunity to work things out.
  • Your daughter may share her dreams with you
    This is the day when your daughter may give you a glimpse into how she sees her future. If you listen closely, you may find out what an intelligent, empathetic, independent, level-headed daughter you raised!

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