Families that play together, stay together! We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships. National Family Day is celebrated annually on September 26 to celebrate our family. When most people think of family, they think of the people who are tied to them by marriage or blood, but the definition of family has evolved over time One of the best things about this occasion is that we can celebrate anyone, any way! So gather your family, whatever that means to you — your mom, your cousins, or even your friends! Go to a movie together, cook a meal together, or just take a couple of hours to unplug and connect with one another.
National Family Day Activities
1. Plan an outing with your family
Whether it’s a day at the beach, a picnic, or a movie, an afternoon out with your family is enjoyable and great way to spend some quality time and get some fresh air
2. Pick up your phone
Not to worry if you and your family are not in the same state or country, you can still connect with one another. Call each other or connect over a video chatting app!
3. Plan a game day
Games are super fun and a great way to bond with family. Whether you and your family decide on playing a few board games, puzzles, card games, or even hitting the field for a sport game, a little competition is healthy for quality family time. Plus the winner has bragging rights until the next game day.
Why We Love National Family Day
A. You get to check in
With the explosion of social media, we all like to think we’re update with what’s going on in our family’s lives. But social media only goes so far. Family Day is a chance to have those face-to-face connections, share stories, and catch up on things that aren’t posted on social media.
B. You can celebrate your friends
Family can be defined many different ways. For many, our friends are people who embody that spirit of the word family and are the ones that are there for us, know our stories, secrets, and our good and bad traits. National Family Day is a day where you can celebrate your friends as family.
C. Connecting with family is healthy
Our family is our support network, and quality family time can help lead to positive and healthy choices. Sharing time, whether through meals or activities, lowers the risk of unresolved family conflict.