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National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

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When is Take Your Parents to Lunch Day? Wednesday of the second full week in October. Dates: October 12, 2022; October 11, 2023; October 16, 2024

Today is National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day. As a parent with three kids, I think this could become one of my favorite holidays!

Got kids!? Then, you get to let them “take you to lunch” today. And, you’re gonna love it. Go to your child’s school and join them for lunch in the school cafeteria. Sounds yummy, doesn’t it!? But, actually, that’s the point. You get to see the hopefully healthy lunch they are getting at school, check out the environment in the cafeteria, and perhaps engage with the cafeteria staff about the quality of the foods your child eats each day. You will have to check with the school administrators, to see if they participate in this increasingly popular program. We also suggest you discuss this with your kids first. This day may only work with lower grade levels. Even then, some kids may be embarrassed to have mom and dad show up in the lunch room.

We are gonna partially hijack this special day with the following suggestion for grown-up children:  Take mom and dad to lunch at their favorite restaurant, or a special restaurant you went to together as a family. As to who pays, we will leave that up to you and your parents!

How to Celebrate National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

  • Let adult kids take their parents out to lunch. 
  • If schools participate, parents can go to their kid’s school to have lunch with them.
  • Kids can take their parents outdoors to lunch. Weather permitting, of course.
  • Take your parents out to lunch at a park.

Today's Quote

“Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.” – – Walter Scott

History and Origin of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

This fun family holiday appears to be relatively new. It was created around 2015. Our research has not yet uncovered who created this special day. However, it is clear that the reason for this holiday is to have a little family fun.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a true “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. This was not surprising as this is a newer holiday and there is very little written about it.

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