Today is a day for families to spend quality time together, share a meal, watch a movie or simply take a walk together. It is also a day to pay tribute and honor families.
National Family Day was created in 2001 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Use (later renamed Partnership to End Addiction), the day has the tagline 'Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children'. The intention behind this holiday is to encourage families to eat together and in doing so to fight teenage drug abuse. “
Research shows that teenagers and children in families that have five or more meals together a week are less likely to abuse tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. In those families who have less than three meals a week together, the children are four times likelier to smoke cigarettes.
During meal times, families bond while eating together, promoting a healthy and open relationship.
How to Observe National Family Day
- Have a meal with your family
- It doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive
- Gather and set the table
- Talk to each other
- Schedule another time to share a meal together
- Take a family photo and post it on Social Media
Family is a crucial part of society
There are different kinds of families
The average marriage age in America is 28
Majority of Western households are usually composed of the nuclear family
Extended families often lived together in other civilizations
More ways to celebrate National Family Day
Send handwritten notes to your family members
Make a dinner celebration
Plan a scavenger hunt
Watch a family classic together
Talk about the good times together
Plan a family vacation