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When is Family Day in 2022?

Family Day in 2022 is on the Monday, 21st of Feb (2/21/2022).

Family Day is on the 52nd day of 2022. There are 313 days left in the year.

Family Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 21, 2022
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; getaway, movies, board games, kids amusements
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Families are the foundation of every society. It is the fabric that weaves the social fabric and brings the effective functioning of the society. Celebrating our families helps us understand the importance of a family as part of a more significant societal group. Canada celebrates Family day as a public holiday to give its citizens time to spend time together and strengthen the family bond.

When is the Family Day Celebrated?

Five provinces of Canada celebrate Family Day on entirely different dates. Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan mark the day on the third Monday of February. Until 2018, British Columbia has celebrated Family Day on the second Monday of February. Henceforth British Columbia is set to observe the holiday on the third Monday in February.

History of Family Day

The first Family Day was held in Alberta in 1990. Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley proclaimed the holiday after the passing of the Family Day Act in 1990. The Family Day had been proposed by Don Getty, Alberta’s former premier after his son got arrested for dealing with illegal drugs. According to Getty, his family failed in instilling values and morals to their son. He was therefore motivated to create a day that would counteract the erosion of family values in most Canadian families. The date of celebration was chosen to coincide with Washington’s Birthday.

After Alberta, it took almost two decades for the other Canadian provinces to embrace the initiative. Saskatchewan was the second province to celebrate the holiday starting February 2007. Ontario commenced in 2008, British Columbia followed in 2013, and finally, New Brunswick began to observe the holiday in 2018. Other provinces like Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Yukon, and Prince Edward Island. Four other territories have created the holiday, but they observe it on different months other than February. Although five other regions are yet to embrace Family Day, there is heavy pressure to have them conform to the rest of the country’s provinces.

How to Celebrate Family Day

The best way to celebrate Family Day is by spending time with your family and strengthening the bond you all share.

This is the best time to take your family on a weekend getaway. You can make a trip to the beach, countryside or a hike. Although short, it will give you a chance to catch up with the family away from your regular busy schedule. Remember to use the limited time well and focus entirely on your family. If possible, spend the time without your phone or computer to reinforce quality family time.

You can also visit art exhibitions, play board games, take part in craft activities and skate outdoors. If you are lucky, your local town would be organizing special public events and art galleries all at reduced prices or even free entry. Be sure to attend if any such activities will be happening in your area.

Considering that Family Day falls in the winter, you might decide to relax and stay indoors. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare hot meals together as a family. From hot chocolate to freshly baked cookies and other snacks. You can also use the time to explore your family history.

It is also a golden chance to spend time watching movies as you all enjoy a bowl of popcorns. You can get some films that emphasize on the importance of family such as, The Family Man (2000), the sound of Music (1965), Finding Nemo (2003) among others.

Remember to share an inspiring message about the importance of family on social media on social media using the hashtag #FamilyDayCanada.

Why Celebrate Family Day

From time to time, our families need a little touch-up and repainting to prevent them from decaying, fading and finally rotting. Family Day helps us recognize and appreciate the bond and connections that we have. Most of us run a very busy life, and it, therefore, gets tough to spend quality time with our families. Family Day grants us the golden opportunity to take a break from the hectic schedule and instead dedicate the entire day to the family. After all, there is nothing more valuable than spending quality time with your blood family.

Family Day Observances

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
FridayFriMar 17, 2023Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 10, 2023Apr 10Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 22, 2023May 22Victoria Day (Many regions)
SaturdaySatJul 01, 2023Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 07, 2023Aug 07Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labour Day
SaturdaySatSep 30, 2023Sep 30Truth and Reconciliation Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Thanksgiving Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day