Ancestor Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on September 27th. On this day, millions of families in the country remember their ancestors, and also get together and honor family traditions. On a day when the whole family is together, amazing things happen.
Ancestor Appreciation Day encourages each of us to make a family tree. This is an ancient practice that helps us to recognize our ancestors, remember them, and study our family history. Our roots are what make people stronger.
- In the past, knowing your family history was as important as choosing the right partner to start a family. This was done to exclude the possibility of partnering with close relations.
- Another reason why it is important for a person to know their ancestors is that it opens up opportunities for self-expression.
- The largest family tree belongs to Confucius, compiled over 2,500 years.
How to take part
Be interested in your origins; your curiosity should not be limited to only two generations. Learn about your ancestors as much as you can. If you have not done this before, start keeping family records; these can be photographs, important facts, or drawing up a family tree. Organize a family lunch or dinner, invite relatives and try your best to maintain family ties.
When is Ancestor Appreciation Day in 2023?
Ancestor Appreciation Day is observed on September 27 each year.