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International Childfree Day

International Childfree Day celebrates those who voluntarily choose not to have children. It recognizes these amazing childfree people and their lives and aims to foster acceptance of the choice to be childfree. The National Organization for Non-Parents, which later was known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, created Non-Parents Day in 1973. That year, a Male and Female Non-Parent of the Year was named. The winners rode in a parade down 5th Avenue in New York City and were crowned "Non-Parent King and Queen." In 2013, childfree author Laura Carroll revived the day, calling it International Childfree Day. Each year, a person of any gender identity is given the award of Childfree Person of the Year, and the award for Childfree Group of the Year is given to couples or groups, such as childfree romantic partners, social media groups, forum leaders, and website founders.

How to Observe International Childfree Day

A few ideas for celebrating the day include:

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