What Is Family Day?

Family Day is a public holiday that celebrates the importance of family life, urging people to spend time with their families. It is observed in Nevada, Arizona, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as a few other places.

Nevada celebrates Family Day on the day after the American Thanksgiving, and Arizona celebrates American Family Day on the first Sunday in August. The provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan celebrate Family Day on the third Monday of February, while British Columbia celebrates it on the second Monday of February. Additionally, South Africa celebrates Family Day on the day after Easter Sunday, and the Australian Capital Territory celebrates Family and Community Day on the first Tuesday of November.