You probably thought everyday was 'family day' but actually there's an official date, enlisted atop our calendar and basking in all its familial glory — National Family Day. Budget warriors, food challengers and football enthusiasts, it's time to unite and unwrap this package of the most tantalizing, joy-drenched and perhaps frantic day in the year!
It's national family day on the 23rd September.
Popping up on internet radar and embracing our lives with 2972 mentions, National Family Day is an unofficial holiday, yet one of the most widely celebrated days globally. Did you know the most mentions were on 23rd September 2019? So let's dig a little deeper into this heartwarming, endearing day and how you can make the most of it!
Family is all about connections and togetherness. This special day is a tribute to those magical moments of shared joy and amusement over board games, heartfelt laughs during backyard barbecues, and those cosy family movie nights. It's about cherishing each other and making beautiful memories.
Yes, food. A crucial element of any family gathering. Do we really need a reason to binge on our favourite dishes? No, but extra cheese on National Family Day doesn’t hurt right? Actually, it’s kind of obligatory.
Often amidst the humdrum and chaos, the romance between parents gets sidelined. Well, here’s your chance to revive it! Cook a special meal for your spouse or perhaps a surprise date? Jumpstart the sparks, make your other half feel loved and truly celebrate 'National Family Day'.
The term 'family' originated from the Latin word 'familia,' which referred to all the members of a household, including servants and slaves. The word derived from 'famulus,' meaning 'servant' or 'slave.' Initially, 'familia' represented a group of people living together and sharing common resources and responsibilities.
During the 16th century, the concept of the 'nuclear family' emerged. It described a household unit constituted by a married couple and their children. This new understanding focused on the immediate family's close bond, distinguishing it from the broader extended family network.
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, dramatic societal changes occurred. Urbanization led to more people leaving their agricultural lifestyles for factory work in cities. This shift changed the dynamics of family life as household members increasingly worked outside the home, causing separation between work and family roles.
In the 19th century, during the Victorian era, morality and strict gender roles became central aspects of the family. The idealized family structure was highly patriarchal, with the father as the head of the household while women were expected to fulfill domestic responsibilities and raise children. This period emphasized the notions of modesty, privacy, and discipline within the family unit.
In the 20th century, the concept of family continued to evolve. The perception of family expanded to include diverse structures, such as single-parent families, blended families, and same-sex couples with children. Society gradually recognized that love, care, and support define a family more than specific traditional roles or genetic relationships.
In the 21st century, the notion of 'family' has further evolved to include the idea of 'chosen family.' Chosen family refers to a group of individuals who, despite lacking a genetic or legal connection, form a close and supportive bond. This concept acknowledges the importance of non-biological relationships and provides an inclusive framework for understanding different family structures.
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