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FAMILY DAY

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
  • National
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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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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Feb 20, 2012
  • Mon
  • Feb 08, 2016
  • Mon
  • Feb 13, 2017
  • Mon
  • Feb 12, 2018
  • Mon
  • Feb 11, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21Family Day (BC)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Commonwealth Day
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 23, 2022May 23Victoria Day (Many regions)
FridayFriJul 01, 2022Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labour Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 12, 2022Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02National Signing Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 09, 2022Feb 09National Pizza Day
SundaySunFeb 13, 2022Feb 13Galentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15National Bagel Day
FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22National Margarita Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01National Pancake Day
FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Napping Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Walkout Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23National Puppy Day
WednesdayWedMar 30, 2022Mar 30National Doctor Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Burrito Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Beer Day
MondayMonApr 11, 2022Apr 11National Pet Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Wine Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Towel Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21National Selfie Day
WednesdayWedJun 22, 2022Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13National French Fry Day
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 20, 2022Jul 20National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 24, 2022Jul 24National Tequila Day
FridayFriJul 29, 2022Jul 29National Chicken Wings Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01National Girlfriend Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07National Sister Day
SundaySunSep 18, 2022Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Taco Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Vodka Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2022Oct 15Sweetest Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29National Cat Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
MondayMonNov 28, 2022Nov 28Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Candle Day
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16National Ugly Sweater day