It is observed annually on fourth Sunday in September and falls on 26 September this year.
International Daughters Day on the fourth Sunday in September celebrates the girl child.
The observance originated in India where, even today, some cultures see girl children as burdens. Families with daughters carry a stigma. The celebration helps eliminate traditions which help to maintain the view of a girl child as a burden. Some underdeveloped countries still practice these traditions.
However, the rest of the world may view the day as a classic celebration. While families may approach the day as an opportunity to be thankful for the life of a girl child, daughters may approach the day differently. They may take the time to celebrate being a daughter and the family she has. Many spend the day with family and look forward to making memories with loved ones.